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By joining as a Friend of Charleston you are helping to support the House, Garden and Galleries as well as Charleston’s activities including festivals, events, workshops and exhibitions. Your support will help to maintain the only complete Bloomsbury interior in the world.

Benefits for Friends

The Friends of Charleston are an integral part of its future. You, your friends and family will be included in Charleston’s programme of cultural events throughout the year. You will also benefit from the following:

  • Free entry to the House & Garden
  • Free entry to the Galleries and a changing programme of exhibitions
  • Priority booking for the Charleston Festival in May
  • Invitations to at least three Friends-only events
  • 25% discount on the thrice-yearly Charleston Press book
  • Discounts on our creative workshops and events programme
  • Updates on Charleston news by email

All new Friends will receive a pack that includes a permanent membership card which will automatically update each time you renew.


Find the subscription that suits you:

We have a range of subscription types that allow you to support Charleston in a way that suits you. If you would like to support us year-on-year then you can sign up to automatically renew each year by Direct Debit at a discounted rate. Joining with a friend or family member is also considerably cheaper than the cost of two individual memberships.

Join as an Individual – Perfect for those wishing to support Charleston and meet like-minded people
DIRECT DEBIT: £50 or STANDARD: £55 per year

Join as Joint/Plus One – Join with a named person (Joint) or choose Plus One to bring someone new every time you visit
DIRECT DEBIT: £65 or STANDARD: £70 per year

Join as a Family – Bring the family over and over again to enjoy our range of family activities each month
DIRECT DEBIT: £75 or STANDARD: £80 per year

Join as an Under 30 (includes students of any age with valid student ID). Be the first to know about festivals and creative events at Charleston
DIRECT DEBIT: £30 or STANDARD: £35 per year

Why not buy membership as a Gift? Email us at 

Already a Friend of Charleston?  

You can log on to your account and renew your membership under the ‘Manage’ and then ‘My Memberships’ section.

What's on

The Drawing Circus 21 OctWorkshop
Orlando and the Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus are coming to Charleston for an extravaganza of Orlando-inspired figure-drawing.

27 Oct
Experimental Drawing with Sarah Colbourne

Experimentation has always been at the heart of creativity at Charleston.  

10 NovFilm
Difficult Love | Zanele Muholi

Film and panel discussion Difficult Love, co-directed by photographer and activist Zanele Muholi, is a compelling More

17 NovTalk
Transgressive Identities

Join curator of the Museum of Transology, E-J Scott, dress historian Dr Jane Hattrick and trans Muslim dandy Sabah Choudrey

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