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image for Historic House item typeCharleston the Bloomsbury House of Art & Ideas at Charleston House

Historic House, next open Sun 1 Jul - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Charleston House

Charleston House


Charleston House

01323 811626


East Sussex,


The Bloomsbury group included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and thinkers – people who believed in debate, creativity, beauty, innovation and truth and whose work was guided by a sense of fun, freedom and irreverence. At Charleston we aim to further the Bloomsbury group’s experimentalism, internationalism and anti-establishment approach, their new ideals for living and belief that the arts and freedom of expression are fundamental.

A visit to Charleston is a liberating experience. The presence of Charleston’s Bloomsbury group occupants is still palpable today, as is their art, and the ideas that, from the rural tranquillity of the South Downs, helped to shape our society.

The decorated interiors and artists’ garden are more than a museum. Charleston’s entire cultural programme remains true to its origins whilst encouraging contemporary creativity.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 1 Jul - Fri 31 Aug 2018 Wed - Sat 11:30 to 17:30
Sat 1 Sep - Mon 29 Oct 2018 Wed - Sat 12:00 to 17:00
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays : Self-Guided Entry
March – October : 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

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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Map reference: TQ 493065  Lat: 50.83930 Long: 0.12009