Group visits to Monk's House
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 can only accommodate up to eight visitors in the sitting room. If your group is larger, we ask that some of you explore the garden while others visit the house.
There may be a short wait at the door as we filter visitors through. This is to make your visit as comfortable as possible, while protecting the Monk's House collection.
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 the full group rate. 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 with us and take advantage of our discounted group admission charges, please give us a call on 01273 474760 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Group admission charges only apply to pre-booked groups.
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 NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
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.
Explore inside this house full of Bloomsbury Group treasures, including works by Vanessa Bell. Imagine how the house became a writer’s haven for Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
Tucked behind the house, the cottage garden is packed full of perennial borders with brick paths weaving throughout, a productive orchard, and climbers trailing across flint walls.
Find out about this 17th-century house and its journey from farmstead to mill-owner’s residence and finally the home and retreat of well-known writers Virginia and Leonard Woolf.
The author Virginia Woolf was a leading light of the Bloomsbury movement in the early 20th century. Her life was shaped by her unconventional approach to gender and sexuality.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
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Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.