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A Persian Paradise exhibition (Until 19 May)

An immersive exhibition that reveals the travels and inspirations of Vita and Harold in 1920s Iran. Now extended until 19 May.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Two indoor spaces are transformed to explore how travels to Persia, now modern-day Iran, in the 1920s.

Tokens of love between Harold, Vita and her lover Virginia Woolf are reunited together for the first time in nearly a century, and never seen before photographs are displayed across the spaces.

Immerse yourself in the sights, scents and sounds and discover how these trips inspired Vita and Harold in the design of Sissinghurst's garden and interiors as well as in their writing and relationships.

Standard admission includes access to both parts of the exhibition in the Oast Exhibition Space and the Long Library (or 'Big Room', as it was known by Vita and Harold).

Please note that our closing times will extend from Mon 1 April. For more information, please visit our Opening Times.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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Please go to Visitor Reception to scan your membership cards or purchase entry tickets.

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