'A Room of One's Own' Readathon

A live full reading of Virginia Woolf's key feminist text in Monk's House garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

To mark the year of Women and Power we are highlighting this key text by Virginia Woolf. We will have a full reading of the text in the garden by staff, volunteers and visitors taking turns to read from cover to cover. We invite you to join us in the garden to hear Virginia Woolf's own words in situ.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Monk's House


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.75 £6.00
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £17.00 £15.45
Group Adult N/A £5.70

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Access to Monk's House is limited as there are steps down into the property with no handrail. The grounds are partly accessible with some steps and uneven paths throughout.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 July 2018 12:30 - 17:30 Available

Upcoming events

Works by Woolf

Wed 20 Jun 2018
Join Larry Yates for readings in the garden and hear some of Virginia Woolf's most famous words in situ.

Recollections of a Gardener's Daughter

Thu 21 Jun 2018
Just what was Monk's House garden like in the days of the Woolfs?

The Woolfs in Rodmell: A Village Tour

Thu 28 Jun 2018
Unlock the history of Rodmell, the village so loved by Leonard and Virginia.

Screen printing workshop

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Take inspiration from the garden at Monk's House and try your hand at screen printing.

Garden Tour

Fri 06 Jul 2018
Join our garden research volunteer on a guided tour.

'A Room of One's Own' Readathon

Wed 11 Jul 2018
A live full reading of Virginia Woolf's key feminist text in Monk's House garden.