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Join Us as a Friend

By joining as a Friend of Charleston you are helping to support the house museum and all its activities, including festivals, events, workshops and exhibitions. By being a Friend you will help to maintain the only complete Bloomsbury interior in the world.

Benefits for Friends

Being a Friend is an integral part of the future of Charleston and allows you and your friends/family to be a part of the vibrant arts and cultural events throughout the year, along with the following benefits:

  • Free entry to the House & Garden throughout our open season
  • Priority Booking for The Charleston Festival in May
  • Friends admission to our Creative Workshops & Events Programme
  • Complimentary copies of Charleston’s magazine, Canvas
  • Invitations to three Friends of Charleston events
  • Regular updates by email

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

Benefits for Life Friends

By joining Charleston’s Life Friends, you will make a one-off payment and enjoy the benefits for years to come:

  • Free entry to the House & Garden for yourself and three guests per year
  • The opportunity to entertain up to eight guests on a private tour of the House (by appointment only)
  • Invitation to one Life Friends event a year
  • A copy of Charleston: A Bloomsbury House & Garden, signed by its author, Virginia Nicholson

Find the subscription that suits you:

We have a range of subscription types that give you the option to support Charleston in a way that suits you. If you would like to support us year-on-year then you can sign up automatically renew each year at a discounted rate by Direct Debit.

  • Join As An Individual – Perfect for those wishing to support Charleston and meet like-minded people £45 Direct Debit: £40
  • Join As Joint/Plus One – Join with a Friend or choose Plus One and bring someone new every time you visit
    £60 Direct Debit: £55
  • Join As A Family – Bring the family over and over and enjoy our range of family activities each month
    £70 Direct Debit: £65
  • Join As Under 26 / Student – Be the first to know about festivals and creative events at Charleston
  • Join As A Life Friend – Be a part of Charleston for Life and enjoy the extra benefits; Individual- £650 Joint- £1095

Want to buy a membership as a Gift? email for a gift form.

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

stained glass workshop 21 Aug
Stained Glass workshop

Handcraft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel with tutor David Lilly. Learn the traditional techniques More

Life Drawing workshop 29 Aug
Life Drawing

An intensive day of Life Drawing, for all abilities. The day will begin with a tailored More

Small Wonder 2017 - The Short Story Festival - Banner image - 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2017 27 Sep - 01 Oct
Small Wonder - The Short Story Festival 2017

Small Wonder 2017 – The Short Story Festival – runs from 27 Sept to 1 Oct, Charleston’s annual celebration of short stories in all their different shapes and guises.

Small Wonder - STORIES OF BRITISHNESS, image from event to be held on 29 September 2017 29 Sep
STORIES OF BRITISHNESS with Nikesh Shukla, Salena Godden

What stories do we tell ourselves, our family, officials and monitoring forms, about who we are More

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