Type:Historic House / Palace

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

Tel: +44 01323 815141



Charleston is a place that brings people together to engage with art and ideas. 

The modernist home and studio of the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Charleston was a gathering point for some of the 20th century’s most radical artists, writers and thinkers known collectively as the Bloomsbury group. It is where they came together to imagine society differently, and has always been a place where art and experimental thinking are at the centre of everyday life.

Today, we present a dynamic year-round programme of exhibitionsevents and festivals. We believe in the power of art, in all its forms, to provoke new ways of thinking and living.

Book a combination ticket to visit the house and the exhibitions and save 15%. 

The garden is free. 

Our event tickets are individually priced. Visit our What’s On to see our upcoming events and check ticket prices. A 15% discount applies to concessions tickets (disabled, student, universal credit recipient, green traveller).

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Carer/companion FreeFree
Exhibition National Art Pass with gift aid£4.95 per ticket
Exhibition National Art Pass without gift aid£4.50 per ticket
Exhibitions with gift aid£9.90 per ticket
Exhibitions with out gift aid£9.00 per ticket
Friends of Charleston FreeFree
House with gift aid£16.00 per ticket
House without gift aid£14.50 per ticket
National Art Pass with gift aid£12.80 per ticket
National Art Pass without gift aid£11.60 per ticket
Under 18 FreeFree

15% discount applies to concession tickets*
15% discount applies for over 65s


Map & Directions

Road Directions

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


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction


  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

House, galleries, garden, shop, café (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

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