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

Historic House

Charleston House

Charleston House

Address

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

Details

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

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