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Type:Historic House / Palace

The Charleston Trust, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LL

Tel: +44 01323 815141



Charleston, the home of the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (sister of Virgina Woolf), became the country meeting place for the group of writers, artists and intellectuals known as Bloomsbury. The interior forms a unique example of their decorative style.

Opening times for the House:

1 March 2018 – 28 October 2018
Wednesdays – Saturdays: Guided Tours
March – June : 11:30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
July and August : 11:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
September and October : 11:30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: Self-Guided Entry
March – October : 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

For full list of creative workshops that run throughout the year visit

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
(Over 65, student, green traveller, job-seeker, disabled)*without voluntary Gift Aid donation£12.50 per ticket
50% Accessibe (ground floor-only) ** child (6-18) *** National Art Pass (Charleston Tours) without voluntary Gift Aid donation£7.25 per ticket
50% Accessibe (ground floor-only) ** child (6-18) *** National Art Pass (Charleston Tours) withvoluntary Gift Aid donation£8.00 per ticket
80 minute Centenary Tour with voluntary Gift Aid donation£20.00 per ticket
80 minute Centenary Tour without voluntary Gift Aid donation£18.00 per ticket
Adult with voluntary Gift Aid donation£16.00
Adults without voluntary Gift Aid donation£14.50 per ticket
Adults Garden only without voluntary Gift Aid donation£4.50 per ticket
Child under 6), National Art Pass (Sunday)Free
Concession with voluntary Gift Aid donation£14.00
Family with voluntary Gift Aid donation£38.00
Friends of Charleston AdultFree
Garden only with voluntary Gift Aid donation£5.00 per ticket
Garden only with voluntary Gift Aid donation£2.75 per ticket
Garden only without voluntary GiftFree
without voluntary Gift Aid donation£34.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Charleston is signposted off A27, 7 miles east of Lewes, between the villages of Firle and Selmeston.


  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open (26 Mar 2019 - 2 Nov 2019)

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