History and Collection

We hold a wealth of expertise on Charleston and the Bloomsbury group and are constantly building on this with new research. We are trying to get as much of this as possible online and this section will be growing - get in touch to let us know what you'd like to see here.

  • Angelica Garnett Gift

    Angelica Garnett 1 - Copy
    Angelica Garnett, the daughter of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, generously donated a collection of several thousand works on paper and canvases to The Charleston Trust in November 2008...
    Angelica Garnett Gift >
  • Research

    Find out what's been uncovered through research projects, talks and displays here, plus information on Charleston's restoration.
    Research >
  • Inside Charleston

    Inside Charleston
    We are working on getting room by room information ready for this section. In the meantime, click here for the basics.
    Inside Charleston >

Charleston’s collection


As well as being able to search our collection online here, Charleston’s paintings are also on the BBC’s ‘Your Paintings’ website. This site aims to get all of the paintings in national museum collections online and in one place and is just part of the initiative to open up access to the nation’s paintings to everyone.