Join as a Supporter

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

BECOME A FRIEND

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

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 – Explore Charleston as a family
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

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

Why not buy membership as a Gift? Email us at friends@charleston.org.uk 

Already a Friend of Charleston?  Email us at friends@charleston.org.uk

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

BECOME A PATRON

Our Patrons scheme offers a chance for you to contribute directly to Charleston’s conservation and development. In return for your support, you will receive access to exclusive Gallery events, private tours of the house and free copies of The Charleston Press book containing timely and in-depth articles about Charleston by well-known authors and our curatorial team.

The enhanced benefits at this level include:

  • Invitations to Patron-only events
  • Invitations to private views
  • Private tour of the House for up to four people
  • Free entry to the House and Garden for up to three guests
  • Complimentary book Charleston Press three times a year
  • Complimentary signed book Charleston: A Bloomsbury House & Garden

Other benefits include:

  • Priority booking for the Charleston Festival in May
  • Free entry to the House, Garden and Galleries and changing programme of exhibitions
  • Discounts on our creative workshops and events programme
  • Updates on Charleston news by email

Join as an Individual – Perfect for those wishing to support Charleston and meet like-minded people
DIRECT DEBIT: £240 or STANDARD: £250 per year

Join as a Joint member – Join with a named person (Joint)
DIRECT DEBIT: £385 or STANDARD: £395 per year

Pay by monthly Direct Debit
INDIVIDUAL: £20 or JOINT: £32 per month

Why not buy membership as a Gift? 

Already a Patron of Charleston?  Email us at friends@charleston.org.uk 

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

JOIN THE OMEGA GROUP

Charleston’s donor circle, The Omega Group, gives individuals, couples and companies the opportunity to support Charleston and to enjoy some excellent benefits throughout the year, including free Festival tickets and exclusive visits to museums, galleries and private collections.

It is perfect for those looking to increase their giving and to become more involved with Charleston and the UK arts calendar. These exclusive invitations include curator’s tours, visits to private collections and access to one-off Bloomsbury related events.By joining Omega, members can expect to enjoy:

  • Free entry to the House and Garden at Charleston throughout the year
  • The opportunity to entertain up to six guests for lunch in the House Kitchen at Charleston
  • The opportunity to invite up to eight guests for a private, out-of-hours, tour of Charleston with the Curator or one of our experienced guides
  • Four complimentary tickets for the Charleston Festival in May
  • Invitations to at least five exclusive events each year, just for The Omega Group, including behind the scenes visits to other museums or collections of interest

Omega Group Events in 2018/2019

  • Private tour of the ING collection, February 2018
  • Lunch and private tour of Sotheby’s Made in Britain exhibition, March 2018
  • Private tour of the Virginia Woolf exhibition, Pallant House, July 2018
  • Small Wonder, the short story festival, 28 – 30 September 2018
  • Curator’s tour of Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde, Barbican, October 2018
  • Private view of In Colour – Sickert to Riley and Philip Hughes – Land, Charleston, 8 March 2019
  • Music and Word – the launch of a new music programme with acclaimed pianist Melvyn Tan, Charleston, 6 April 2019
  • The Charleston Festival, 17 – 27 May 2019
  • Private tour of the Deutsche Bank collection, 24 June 2019
  • Festival of the Garden, Charleston, 13-14 July 2019
  • Private tour of the Duncan Grant Collection, St Peter’s College, Oxford – date to be confirmed

Subscriptions

We have a range of subscription types to suit you:

  • Individual – The perfect way to meet new people with a shared interest in Bloomsbury
  • Joint – For two named members
  • Plus One – Bring a guest of your choice to each event

Join The Omega Group

Join The Omega Group by Annual Direct Debit

Join The Omega Group by Monthly Direct Debit

We can also offer a Corporate membership which is the perfect way to entertain clients or colleagues and support Charleston at the same time. Please contact us for more details.

 

 

LEGACIES

Remember Charleston in your will

By remembering Charleston in your will you can help to secure Charleston’s long-term future. The contribution you make will ensure that generations to come are able to enjoy this unique house, collection and garden in the same way that you have.

Legacies have already played a huge part in making Charleston what it is today. Many of the most important pieces in the collection have been gifts from individuals who have wanted to see objects or artworks returned to Charleston.

Equally significant however, are the gifts of money that have been made in the 20 years since the house first opened to the public. Charleston receives no government or public funding and is entirely dependent on the support provided by private individuals and grants to fund all the areas of its work, from conservation and maintenance on the house and collection, to new acquisitions, education and research.

By remembering Charleston in your will you are helping to safeguard the future of this unique and beautiful house, ensuring that it continues to flourish.

How to leave a legacy to Charleston in your will

Should you wish to make a gift in your will, there are various ways in which you could pass on your enjoyment of Charleston to future generations.

You could specify the gift you would like to make to Charleston in your will: this could be an amount of money or a particular item (such as a work of art, a piece of property, or shares.)
Alternatively, you may choose to make a residuary gift. The residue is the remaining value of your estate after all other bequests have been met and administration costs settled. It is possible to leave the total residue, or a share of the residue, as a gift to The Charleston Trust.

Because The Charleston Trust is a charity, any gift made to us is exempt from Inheritance Tax (S23(1) Inheritance Act 1984), therefore any potential tax to be paid out of your estate could be reduced or even eliminated entirely. We recommend that you consult a solicitor when making a will.

If you are considering leaving a gift to The Charleston Trust in your will, we would be happy to discuss this with you. Please contact Vicky Funnell, on 01323 815151 or email v.funnell@charleston.org.uk

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