Visiting Alfriston Clergy House: what you need to know

Alfriston Clergy House East Sussex bench in box tree garden

The house and garden are now open again and we are very pleased to be able to welcome you back to Alfriston Clergy House. Here's some helpful information about what to expect and what is on offer when you visit. Things may seem a little different, however all measures have been put in place to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe.

Pre booking is required to visit our house and garden. Check our ‘What's On’ page for more information and to book. 

House and garden opening times

The house and garden are open from 11am-4pm with entry times available for booking every half hour. The last entry time available for booking as at 3pm
21 June – 7 August, Friday and Saturday 
11 August – 28 October, Wednesday and Thursday

How to book

To avoid disappointment, please continue to book a ticket in advance. Entry is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance by pre booking a ticket.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket. Our slots are hourly, so you will need to choose a 60 minute slot for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
  • Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot.

Arrival and car parking

When arriving at the front gate please have your pre booked ticket ready to show our welcome team. If you are a member of the National Trust please have your membership card ready. Our welcome team will ask for your surname to easily log your visit into our booking system. You will be asked to show your tickets and our welcome team will stand away from you to maintain social distancing. Parking can be found in two car parks at the northern end of the village -they are non-NT car parks so members will also have to pay for parking.

Retail

There is currently no shop at Alfriston Clergy House although there are souvenirs on sale and also a second hand bookshop.  Cards and cash payments are both welcome.

Staying safe

We are using a one-way system in place around the house. This is in place to ensure that people can maintain social distancing as well as avoid overcrowding. Visitors will enjoy a short welcome talk from a member of staff before they start their visit. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that had the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.


Accessibility

There is a drop-off point at garden gates or front entrance.  Braille and large print guides are available on request.  The garden is partly accessible, with grass and loose gravel paths, slopes, some steps. Some visitors may require assistance from their companion.  There are five steps to entrance with some very narrow corridors and small rooms with internal steps.

Toilets

There re no toilet facilities on site.