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Booking your visit to Monk's House

Virginia Woolf's writing desk in the Writing Lodge at Monk's House, East Sussex
Virginia Woolf's writing desk in the Writing Lodge at Monk's House | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

We’re very pleased to be able to welcome you to Monk's House. Due to the cottage's small size and to help us protect this special place, advanced booking is required. Learn how to book your tickets and what to do on arrival.

Booking your visit to Monk's House

All visitors need to book their visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking.

  • You will need to choose a 30-minute slot for the day you want to visit.
  • The last entry time available for booking as at 4pm and the house closes at 4.30pm.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only.
  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged five or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • 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.

Book your visit

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Arriving at Monk's House

When arriving at our visitor reception – the Woolfs' garage – please have your pre-booked ticket ready to show our welcome team. This can be on your phone or tablet. Our welcome team will ask for your surname to easily log your visit into our booking system.

If you are a member of the National Trust please have your membership card ready as this will be checked.

Visitor exploring the garden at Monk's House, East Sussex

Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to Monk's House. You can book for today up until 8am. Every Thursday time slots will be available for the next 14 days.

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