Charleston is presented to look as it did when the family lived here. To protect the atmosphere and collection, entry to the house is timed and limited. During popular times you may not be able enter the house straightaway. On very busy days we can sell out of tickets altogether. There are plenty of other things to see and do at Charleston.
Wednesdays – Saturdays: Entry to the house is by guided tour only. Tours leave throughout the afternoon every fifteen or twenty minutes and there are nine spaces on each tour. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis for the next available tour only. We regret we cannot take advance bookings.
Fridays: Our Friday tours focus on a particular aspect of the life of the house. We research and prepare a new extended tour every two years. These are 90 minutes long and include the kitchen, a room not seen in other tours. This particular tour is available every Friday throughout the season, except during July and August, 29th March, 17th May, 24th May, and 27th September. The Charleston tour will run on these days.
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: Rooms are stewarded and you are able to see the house at your own pace. These are the best days to bring small children. There are no tours on these days but our stewards are available to answer your questions. Eight tickets are sold for entry into the house every ten minutes. Once you arrive on site you can book for any time slot for which there are tickets available.