Try a taster tour

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Get the most out of your visit to Upton and join one of our free taster tours
Join our passionate volunteers as they share their wealth of knowledge on a 30 minute guided tour. Our tour guide volunteers bring a knowledge and enthusiasm to the tours that we hope will inspire you.

Tours run at 11.15am, 11.55am and 12.35pm, please arrive in plenty of time to collect your tickets from visitor reception, as they're distributed on a first come first served basis.

Tours vary each day and we've a great choice of tours on offer for you and aim to cater for most interests, we hope you find something that captures yours.

Treasures of Upton

This popular tour shows the variety of Upton's Art Collection with a look at paintings, porcelain and tapestries.

Exhibition Tour

Take a tour of the art works in Upton's seasonal exhibition in the Squash Court Gallery.

Upstairs, downstairs

Hear how the family lived. Find out what the servants did to keep the place running like clockwork with a house full of guests for a house party weekend. You can even try to ring for the butler yourself.


Find out how the house as you see it today is the culmination of alterations made by previous owners. Hear about the origins of the building materials as you tour outside.

Cream of collection

Learn about the very best of our fantastic art collection, from El Greco, Stubbs, Bosch, Hogarth to Caneletto.

Porcelain tour

An introduction to English and French porcelain including Chelsea Gold and Red Anchor figures and Sevres tableware.
See Catherine the Great's coffee cup and part of Louis XV1's dinner service.

Garden tours

Look out for signs during your visit to see when the tours are running and where to meet.  This tour changes with the seasons and is well worth a return visit.

We update our tours regularly so be sure to ask at reception for upcoming tours on your next visit.

For more information

If you need to find out more on any of our tours, please call: 01295 670266

Are you planning a visit to Upon with a group?

Find out about our private tours for groups by downloading our information pack and if you are a car or motor cycle group find out additional information here.