pond lifeCharleston offers private group visits Wednesday to Saturday outside public opening hours. Usually they take place in the morning, but we can accommodate evening tours by special arrangement.*

All group visits are led by our experienced guides. Groups of up to 50 people can be accommodated, depending on time and date availability. We offer a choice of tours to appeal to different interests – for more information, please see our Group Visit Leaflet.

Refreshments upon arrival (tea, coffee and biscuits) can be provided at an additional cost. Owing to the available spaces at Charleston, we cannot always offer this for large groups and we require advance notice of this option. We regret that we are unable to offer any other catering for groups.

All groups must book their visits in advance
If you are planning to visit Charleston as a group of ten or more we recommend that you come outside of regular opening hours and pre-booking is essential. If you do come while we are open to the public there is a strong probability that, regrettably, we will be unable to admit your group.

How long to spend at Charleston
We suggest you allow at least two hours for your visit to Charleston. This will ensure you have plenty of time for your tour, to see the garden and visit our shop.

Booking procedure
Please download our Group Visit Leaflet for more information about group visits. Included in this leaflet is an enquiry form, which you can complete and return to us by post or email ( Alternatively, you can call us to discuss a visit on 01323 811 626.

Availability for groups is limited and so we advise you to get in touch early to avoid disappointment. We may be able to accept group bookings at shorter notice, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Prices start from £10.00 per person.

*Due to low light levels at certain times of year, evening visitors may not have as clear a view of some of the paintings than those viewing the house during daylight hours.

There is free parking for coaches on site located in front of the shop.

British Art at HomeFarley farmClive Bell's Study. Photograph by Penelope Fewster (c) courtesy of the Charleston Trust

Charleston offers this exclusive group visit in partnership with Farley Farm House. A full day of exciting and personal insights into the lives, art and homes of the Bloomsbury group at Charleston and the Surrealists at Farley Farm House. Between the two houses a magnificent picture of almost a century of British modern art is conjured up. Lunch at the nearby Cricketers’ Arms in Berwick completes the package.

For more information and to book click here.