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Group visits to Monk's House

Visitors enjoy a guided tour at Tarn Hows
Your group will have a great day out at Monk's House | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Booking a group visit to Monk's House couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re part of a club or society, or you’re simply looking to bring some friends and family to help you celebrate a special occasion, you’ll find all the information you need on this page.

Explore the house

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

Please note that the house is very small, and so to protect the collection and ensure an enjoyable visit we can accommodate up to eight visitors in the sitting room. Large groups may have a short wait at the door as we filter visitors through, or some of the group may wish to explore the garden.

Explore the garden

With tulips, spring blossom, roses and dahlias, there's lots to see 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. Some people prefer to just sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the garden has to offer.

Make a day of it

Got a whole day to spare? Then why not follow the Bloomsbury trail. Charleston, the country home of Virginia 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.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying for a ticket at the property. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust, please direct them to our Join Us page or call 0344 800 1895.

Booking your group visit to Monk’s House

If you would like to arrange a group booking please contact us on 01273 474760 or send an email to For groups of 18 or fewer you can book directly. Go to the 'Booking your visit' section and follow the instructions.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

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

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