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 is open from 3 April - 27 October 2019, Wednesday through to Sunday afternoons, including bank holiday Mondays. We welcome groups during our normal opening hours, but avoid taking bookings on Sundays and bank holidays. Groups are free to wander around the house and garden at their leisure. There is no timed ticket entry or guided tours at Monk's House during our opening times. 

If you would like to arrange a group booking with us and take advantage of our group admission charges, please give us a call on 01273 474760 or alternatively send us an email at monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Group admission charges only apply to pre-booked groups.

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 8 visitors in the sitting room. We ask that you enjoy the house individually, for larger groups we reccomend some of you explore the garden whilst others visit the house. There may be a short wait at the door as we filter visitors trhough. This is to make your visit the most comfortable and to protect our collection. 

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. There is a height restriction on our car park of 6'6''. We can provide further travel information by emailing us at monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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.