Things to see & do

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Lecture lunches

This November our week of lecture lunches includes subjects ranging from architecture to our garden revival project. These intimate events will feature a cosy lecture within the main house followed by a light two course lunch in our Barn Cafe. £22 per person, booking essential.

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. Weekends only in Nov)

An exhibition showcasing Standen's book collection.

Helen Beale in the First World War

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

Sat 19 - Sun 16 Nov
Daily 11am - 4pm.
(Mon & Tues outside of school holidays 1.30pm - 4pm)

Exhibition focussing on the work of Helen Beale, who grew up at Standen but worked as a nurse during the First World War.

Woodland art

Magic-lore by local artist Bleau-Shanay Hudson on view at Standen

Sat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov

11am-4pm (Mon & Tues outside school holidays 1.30pm-4pm)

Selling exhibition of art inspired by trees and woodlands, from local artist Bleau-Shanay Hudson.

 Normal admission applies

November tours

Standenâ¿¿s restored kitchen range is regularly fired up

 Mon 3 Nov - Fri 28 Nov
11am - 3pm (Mon - Fri only)

During weekdays in November access to the house will be as part of a 45 minute taster tour. Tours will leave every 30 mins with timed tickets available on arrival from Visitor Reception.

At weekends the house will remain free flow from 11am-3pm

Autumn garden

The arrival of Autumn in the garden brings spectacular colour changes, particularly with our collection of acers that turn a fantastic shade of red as the season progresses.

Explore our woods

Rockinghill Wood, Standen © James Masters

Follow our footpaths into the woods and surrounding countryside with one of our self-guided walks for leisurely strolls and experienced walkers. All walks are 50p from visitor reception or download one of these popular walks:

Family fun

Enjoy some family fun at Standen this autumn. Visit the Plantation play area, tick off your 50 Things activities, pick up an explorer bag from the apple store to explore the garden and woodland, or discover the Arts & Crafts in the house.

Tower tours

The Water Tower, Standen

Tours to the top of the water tower for views of the garden and across to the Ashdown Forest will be available every Thursday and Sunday from the beginning of September. The water tower is closed between June and August as it's a maternity area for the long earred bat.

Daily programme

Conservation in action at Standen

Every day, there's the opportunity to join a member of our team for a talk, tour, demonstration or activity to learn about the Beale family, Standen or our work.

Check out the daily programme boards on arrival to see what's happening during your visit.