Research and Resources

  • Gay Heritage

    In 2017 Charleston is joining many arts organisations in the UK in marking 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. Find out more about Charleston’s gay heritage here…
    Gay Heritage >
  • Quentin Bell's Pottery

    2010 marked the centenary of the birth of Quentin Bell, the second son of Clive and Vanessa Bell...
    Quentin Bell's Pottery >
  • Canvas articles

    Canvas is our tri-annual publication that we send out to all Friends of Charleston; Read some of the articles here...
    Canvas articles >
  • Iceland Poppies

    Vanessa Bell's painting Iceland Poppies is a major early work. Find out about the painting and its recent acquisition by the Charleston Trust through the generous support of The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Art Fund and a number of private donors.
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Charleston Regained:

A major conservation programme designed to safeguard the collection for the future and make Charleston more accessible. The project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, began in March 2003, almost twenty years after the initial restoration of the house. It was completed in August 2005.