Monk's House - National Trust

The Writing Lodge in the garden at Monk's House, East Sussex.

Country retreat of the novelist Virginia Woolf. This small weather-boarded house was the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf until Leonard’s death in 1969. The rooms reflect the life and times of the literary circle in which they moved. The garden writing room where Virginia used to work now houses extracts from her diaries and a display of her photographs.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult: £5.00
Child: £2.50
Family: £12.70
Group adult: £4.30
Group child: n/a


  • National Trust

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Virginia Woolf
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Screen Printing Workshop

  • 17 September 2016 10am-4pm

Try your hand at screen printing with renowned printer Elizabeth Harbour. Spend the morning exploring the garden before creating your own printed masterpiece. The course will take place in Rodmell Village Hall and will include light refreshments and exclusive access to the garden at Monk's House.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children




Monk's House - National Trust
The Street
near Lewes
East Sussex

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01273 474760

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