Charleston in Firle

Type:Historic House

Charleston in Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL

Tel: 01323 811626

Charleston farmhouse, bloomsbury set, historic house

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The modernist home and studio of the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Charleston was a gathering point for some of the 20th century’s most radical writers, artists and thinkers known collectively as the Bloomsbury group.

Open all year round, visitors can explore the house – every inch painted in iconic Bloomsbury designs - and discover the magical walled garden, nestled at the foot of the South Downs. Our shop is brimming with Bloomsbury inspired gifts and homeware complemented by a delicious café from Caccia and Tails.

Explore the galleries showing a full season of exhibitions that bring Charleston’s modernist history into dialogue with today’s most exciting and imaginative art. Currently showing Matthew Smith through the eyes of Patrick Heron and Anne Rothenstein.

Combine and save. Experience the house and exhibitions across both sites at a discounted price. 

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Galleries, Garden, Shop and The Threshing Barn:

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Monday and Tuesday: closed

The Shop and The Threshing Barn (Charleston’s cafe) are available to visit without purchasing tickets for the House, Galleries or Gardens.

Opening times for the House:
Wednesday – Saturday: Guided Tours
11:30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday: Self-Guided Entry
12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

To ensure you get the most out of your visit the House is open by timed entry. We strongly advise that you book your tickets in advance online to guarantee entry at your preferred time. Tickets can be booked online until midnight the day before you wish to visit.

On the day, tickets can be purchased in person from 10:00am at the Charleston Shop on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
The Garden and Charleston Shop are open one hour before the House and close at the same time as the House.

The Café is open 11am – 5pm, serving light lunches from 12pm – 3pm and teas, coffees and cakes throughout the day.

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