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Charleston

Historic House / Palace

Firle
Near Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 6LL
Charleston

Ticket Prices

Guide Prices

Prices with voluntary Gift Aid donation:
Adult £16
Conc. £14
Accessible (ground floor-only), child (6-18), National Art Pass (Charleston Tours) £8
Child (under 6), National Art Pass (Sunday), Friends of Charleston FREE
Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children) £38
80 minute Centenary Tour £20
Friends of Charleston FREE
Garden Only £5 adults £2.75 children

Prices without voluntary Gift Aid donation
Adult £14.50
Conc. £12.50
Accessible (ground floor-only), child (6-18), National Art Pass (Charleston Tours) £7.25
Child (under 6), National Art Pass (Sunday), Friends of Charleston FREE
Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children) £34
80 minute Centenary Tour £18
Friends of Charleston FREE
Garden Only £4.50 adults £2.50 children

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Charleston is sign-posted off the A27 Brighton to Eastbourne road, 7 miles east of Lewes, between the villages of Firle and Selmeston.

The access road to Charleston from the A27 is a narrow rural road. The road is uneven and has deep ditches on either sides; please take care and use the regular passing points if you encounter oncoming traffic.

Public Transport Directions

By rail:

There is a regular service from London Victoria to Lewes which is 7 miles from Charleston, from which a taxi can be taken.

The nearest station is Berwick, approximately 4 miles from Charleston. There is no taxi rank at this station. If walking from Berwick station, please be aware that some routes will lead you along the busy A27. It is advisable to carry an ordinance survey map of the area.

 

By bus:

Charleston is in a rural Bus services to Charleston are very limited and we strongly recommend you plan your route in advance.

The Cuckmere Community Bus 125 runs on Saturdays from Lewes, see https://cuckmerebuses.org.uk/docs/125_route.pdf.  Please ask the driver to let you know where along the A27 to disembark for Charleston. It is a 15-20 minute walk up a single track lane to get to the site from the bus stop.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Indoor Attraction - House tours.
  • No Smoking Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - To shop, toilet & ground floor of house and cafe.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Parking & Transport

  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Contact groups@charleston.org.uk
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

Related

Friday, 18th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Charleston FestivalCharleston FestivalThis year’s Festival of literature, art and ideas is a cultural cornucopia...
more info

Tel: +44 (0)1323 811626

Opening Times

2018 (1 Mar 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)

* Opening times for the House:
Wednesdays – Saturdays: Guided Tours
March – June : 11:30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
July and August : 11:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
September and October : 11:30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: Self-Guided Entry
March – October : 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Shop, Café and Garden:
Open at 11:00am Wed-Sun & BH Monday throughout the season, and close with the House.