Group Visits to Monk's House

Garden at Monk's House, East Sussex

Come and learn about the rich literary and artistic history abundant in Monk’s House, the country home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Then, why not have a look around the beautiful Bloomsbury garden that inspired an iconic 20th century writer.

Planning your group visit

Monk's House will be welcoming group visits from March 23 - October 30, 2016 during our normal opening hours Wednesday through to Sunday and on bank holidays.

If you would like to arrange a group booking with us please give us a call on 01273 474760 or alternatively send us an email at monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk.

House

Explore the property that became the country home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the place that inspired the writing of so many of Woolf's major works. Soak up the atmosphere of this literary home as you walk amongst the Bloomsbury paintings and furniture decorated by Woolf's artist sister Vanessa Bell and her artistic companion, Duncan Grant.

Please note that the house is very small and can only accomodate up to 15 visitors at one time. However, if you are a larger group we can arrange to split you down into smaller numbers to enter the house while the rest of the group explore the garden.

Garden

With tulips, spring blossom, roses and dahlias there is something for eveyone throughout the year in this lovely Bloomsbury garden. Perhaps have a team game of bowls on the lawn or take a peek at the vegetables growing in the allotment. Take in the beautiful views or just sit in quiet contemplation and enjoy the peace and tranquility the garden has to offer.

Transport

The village of Rodmell is very small and cannot accomodate large vehicles such as coaches. If you are  planning to travel by coach we ask that your group is dropped off at the bus stop at the top of the village which is situated a few hundred yards and just a short walk from the property entrance.

Make a day of it

Why not follow the Bloomsbury trail in Sussex and make a day of it? Charleston, the country home of Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, and Berwick Church are both close by. Alternatively, Alfriston Clergy House, Sheffield Park and Bateman's are all nearby National Trust places that could make a lovely addition to your outing.