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Notice: Scaffolding has been erected on the northern side of the house. Access to the house is via an alternative entrance until the exterior decoration work has been completed in early November. Restoration work is also taking place on pathways around the Croquet Lawn. We do apologise for any inconvenience or noise disruption during these essential works. Travel disruption: Diversion in place at Turners Hill B2210 East Street. Road closed westwards for 320m due to water mains work. Diversion route via B2028, A264, A22, Imberhorne Lane and B2210. Delays expected on diversion route.

Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden

Come and see a family home and garden brought to life in this gem of the Arts & Crafts Movement, hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane, with views over the Ashdown Forest and Weirwood Reservoir.

Built in the 1890s, Standen today tells the story of family life during the 1920's in a unique setting. The design of the house is a monument to the combined genius of architect Philip Webb and his friend William Morris. All the big names of the Arts & Crafts period are represented in the house interiors, including ceramics by William De Morgan and metalwork by W. A. S. Benson.

Our hillside gardens are being restored to the Arts & Crafts inspired garden developed by Mrs Beale, owner of Standen. Using her diaries, lost garden features and a historic plant collection will return the gardens to their heyday, providing year round interest for the garden enthusiast. On the wider estate, footpaths and self guided walks lead out into our ancient woodlands and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

New for 2014, well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in the formal gardens.

Helen Beale in the First World War

Helen Beale in her nurse uniform during the First World War. 

 Sat 19 July - Sun 16 Nov
11am- 4pm (Mon & Tues 1.30pm - 4pm outside school holidays )
Exhibition looking at the letters and work of Helen Beale, who grew up at Standen but worked as a nurse in East Grinstead and France during the First World War.
Normal admission applies.

Between the Covers

Illustration featured in Between the Covers exhibition at Standen 

Mon 1 Sept - Sun 16 Nov

11am-4pm (Mon & Tues 1.30pm-4pm outside school holidays. Access by guided tour only weekdays in Nov)

An exhibition showcasing Standen's book collection including colourful illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration and works from the First World War period.

Normal admission applies

Autumn colour

Acers in the garden at Standen

Autumn colour has arrived at Standen and to celebrate we have a range of activities designed to capture the season.

Come along to an Autumn colour event or pick up an estate walk leaflet from reception during your visit.

Our events listing can be found here.

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