‪Charleston‬

تعليقات حول - ‪Charleston‬, ‪Lewes‬

‪10:00 ص - 05:00 م‬
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10:00 ص - 05:00 م
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10:00 ص - 05:00 م
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10:00 ص - 05:00 م
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10:00 ص - 05:00 م
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4.5
475 تعليق
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Caleb
مساهمة
الأصدقاء • أبريل 2022
‪I recently visited Charleston for the first time and found the whole experience to be really lovely. The stewards guiding us through each room were attentive and knowledgable whilst giving us space to look around at our own pace.

The visit left me feeling like I had learned a great deal about Charleston and Bloomsbury, and I would love to go back again soon. The gardens are also beautiful at this time of year and only go to add to the experience.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 14 مايو 2022
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JudyMarmite
‪Bushey‬, UK33 مساهمة
زوجان • أبريل 2022
‪What a shame! The setting is glorious, the garden spectacular and the story of the house and its tenants delicious and fascinating; the house and contents are of much intetest for anyone interested in art, social history, the Bloomsbury Group or design. HOWEVER, the visit was TOTALLY SPOILT by the system in place, which is NOT explained when you book. We arrived 2 minutes after our allocated time and I needed the loo. I was told to hurry. I then had to lock my bag in a locker and be given a mask before our group could start. Group? Mask? Yes, you still have to wear a mask. Yes, you are allocated into a group and literally guided every step you take. We were frog-marched round the building where different guides herded us about like cattle. It has, it seems, been set up to get as many people in and out as fast as possible to make as much money as possible, with no thought whatsoever about the visitor experience. The guides themselves were all pleasant enough but the experience was basically stressful and unrewarding from start to very speedy end. We missed so much of the art as we weren't allowed to stop even for a moment in-between rooms in corridors where a lot of art was hung. DO NOT GO if you wish to view the treasures in any detail.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 23 أبريل 2022
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Chris W
مساهمة
العائلة • أبريل 2022
‪Very interested to visit the house and learn more about people and a period of great interest. The visit was disappointing in that it was very regimented, lots of don'ts before you started, and forced to wear masks which distracted from the experience. Wasn't aware of this before booking otherwise wouldn't have bothered. Ironic given it was the home of conscientious objectors, radicals and freethinkers who did there own thing and rejected the norms of society. When asked if it was mandatory the staff member kept repeating 'we ask you to' which wasn't the answer. I wouldn't have left this review as came to conclusion it was just me but seeing some similar comments I felt bound to say something. Had visited five national trust houses the same week including smaller properties and not even a suggestion of needing to mask up. Well done national trust! Poor customer care indeed at Charleston by comparison. Certainly wouldn't recommend although the guides in each room were generally friendly.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 22 أبريل 2022
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Gabbie J
مساهمة
العائلة • أبريل 2022
‪Massively inflexible staff. Not allowed to leave the group, even though no bags are permitted so I had no intention of stealing anything, just wanted to be quick for the dog! Manager pleasant and offered husband a later ticket, but we hadn't time and she wouldn't refund him. Staff patronising and unhelpful.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 14 أبريل 2022
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Sara P
مساهمة
أبريل 2022
‪If you have any interest at all in the Bloomsbury Group or art in general, you will love going round the ‘shabby chic’ farmhouse that they lived in/visited for 50 odd years, covered as it is with their art and designs. Practically every surface – walls, tables, chairs, bookcases, beds, carpets, curtains - is covered with their hand-painted, free-flowing artwork or by their designs. No plain magnolia walls here!

That aside, on the day we went, I felt that the 50 minute, timed slot, guided tour was a bit underpowered. There is a different woman in each room to talk about that particular room and she basically describes exactly what you can see in front of you. So, this painting is by X, the fabric on that chair was designed by Y, the stencil pattern above the door arch is by Z and so on.

The kitchen has several books on French cooking on the shelves, so that shows that they liked French cuisine; there are several art books in French in Clive Bell’s bedroom so that shows he liked French art (he was an art critic). The organisers seem to assume quite a lot of prior knowledge about the Bloomsbury Group, so reading up about them beforehand would help if you don’t have it.

Surprisingly, there were few mentions or stories about the famous inhabitants/visitors themselves, which is quite odd given how iconic and well-known they are. And there was no context or chronology to any of the objects, the evolving styles or the circumstances in which they were created. At the end of each room description, the guides asked if anyone had any questions, but there seldom were because there wasn’t really enough information to ‘follow up on’ so as to speak. I know a bit about the BG having read several biographies etc, but my partner who knows very little about them said that, to be honest, he just found looking at someone’s old house quite boring without knowing why they were important.

I wonder if it wouldn’t be possible to create a potted history of the main talking points of the Bloomsbury Group from 1916 when Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant first moved there until, say, 1980 when Angelica Garnett died, with the guide in each room talking about a decade or so to take the ‘story’ forward and outline the main events for non-experts.

Secondly, as our timed slot was 4pm- 4.50pm and the gift shop shuts at 5pm we didn’t have much time to browse and left without making a purchase. I wonder if the shop could be left open a bit later for visitors who come at the end of the day to give them a bit more time. The items were books, crockery, fabric and postcards, but they didn’t have any tee shirts, bookmarks, fridge magnets or posters. I appreciate these may be considered a bit too downmarket for the venue, but it would have been nice to have had a wider choice of reasonably priced mementoes.

We pre-booked a 50 minute tour of the house which cost £14.50 each.

Charleston is the home and studio of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. In 1916 they moved to Sussex with their unconventional household of Vanessa’s husband and two children when Grant, under the terms of his exemption from military service, was employed at a nearby farm together with David Garnett. Over the following half-century Charleston became the country meeting place for the group of artists, writers and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. Garnett, Clive Bell and Maynard Keynes lived at Charleston for considerable periods; Virginia and Leonard Woolf, E. M. Forster, Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry were frequent visitors.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 12 أبريل 2022
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kevin pescott
11 مساهمة
أبريل 2022
‪We went there today. £20 each to get in the house and exhibitions. Very disappointed. You have to book to get in the house. The little garden and pond great. The tea in the cafe was like drinking some things from the farm yard. The Exhibition I think you should have some wacky backy . . Not a lot there . Will not be going back again.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 10 أبريل 2022
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Caroline T
مساهمة
العائلة • أبريل 2022
‪I booked tickets for Charleston as a treat for my nieces. We had a timed ticket. Nothing suggested that this would be a regimented visit. We arrived 5 minutes late and we’re told our group had started. The visit required us to be accompanied by a guide in each room and we were only allowed 5 minutes in each. If the guide needed to read up on something you asked about it would take that long to get an answer and you were then hustled off to the next room. We were not able to enjoy the visit because of the constant clock watching. At the end we were ushered unceremoniously into the garden. What a terrible shame. This must represent the antithesis of the atmosphere Charleston has been preserved to honour. Thank heavens Berwick Church was open for us to have the leisure of viewing some beautiful murals in peace.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 3 أبريل 2022
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Bonestone
‪Stone‬, UK208 مساهمات
زوجان • يناير 2022
‪Knew very little about Charleston before I went and it was a wonderful surprise. A gorgeous house full time of beautiful things. Came home wanting to paint everything. Most of the guides were great. A previous reviewer laid into them a bit but I think many are new - recruited post lockdown- and don’t think they can be expected to know everything from the off. They were all very friendly and helpful. Must return in the summer when the garden is at its best. Great lunch too. My only gripe is that the exhibitions aren’t included in the ticket. £9 is a bit steep - might get more of a take up (and income) were the price lowered?‬
كُتب بتاريخ 26 يناير 2022
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Roman Holiday
روما, إيطاليا59 مساهمة
يناير 2022
‪Always a pleasure to visit this place. Tried out the cafe in September last year and the pasta dish was very good. Dropped by today and ordered some pasta for lunch in the same cafe. £21.00 for two bowls of inedible pasta. Mine was a very unpleasant salt attack. I waded through it as I was hungry but it was terrible. As I left the building I was saying to my partner that there must be a new chef, salty mushrooms, so unpleasant and 3 people at a table outside overheard me and told me they had sent their food back as it was too salty and the reaction at the counter wasn't great.

I can see the feedback from Charleston, on this site, is to say they have had overwhelming good reviews for the food. I think they need to take another look!‬
كُتب بتاريخ 23 يناير 2022
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A206DWmichaelb
66 مساهمة
يناير 2022
‪I have visited Charleston many times over the last forty years. Significant changes and additions have occurred over this time. I visited last year to see the Nina Hamnet exhibition in the new Barn galleries and again this year to see the Duncan Grant exhibition and the farm house. The house can now only be visited by advanced timed entry bookings. No free flow is allowed and you have to wait in each room with a room guide. To call them room guides is really not accurate. Other than one lady of a mature age who was knowledgeable and engaging, to call them guides would be inaccurate. They were largely very young students who knew very little about the house or the Bloomsbury group. They were unable to distinguish a Duncan Grant painting from a Vanessa Bell painting. They had no idea who Maynard Keynes or David Garnett ,Roger Fry or any of the other influential members of the Bloomsbury group were. They lacked enthusiasm, knowledge or charm. They had not a clue how to engage with visitors and were more interested in going on their breaks and chatting to other room guides.
In the shop it was even worse, there were a large group of young women from the staff, sampling products and chatting loudly amongst themselves. I had to duck and dive between them. When I went to the Barn gallery there was no one in attendance. I still love Charleston but the visitor experience and staff training or lack of, is sadly disappointing. Charleston and its' collections are a National treasure. Employ staff who know about it and care about the house and what it represents in the history of 20th century British Art .I travelled over 300 miles to visit the house and exhibition.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 23 يناير 2022
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