Monk's House - National Trust

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01273 474760

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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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Garden Tour

  • 19 September 2014 3-4pm
  • 17 October 2014 3-4pm

Leonard Woolf was a keen gardener, whilst Virginia took much inspiration from the garden for her works. Join a guided tour with our gardener to find out more about the trees, plants, flowers and history of this beautiful Bloomsbury garden.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £5.50, Child: £2.85



Photography Walk

  • 25 September 2014 10am-1pm

Trace Virginia Woolf's footsteps as you take a walk through the surrounding countryside adjoining Monk's House with professional photographer and teacher Jerry Lebens.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


£20.00 per person. Booking essential.