Things to see & do

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What's on

There's always a wide programme of events here including exhibitions, family fun and guided walks.

Find out what's on over the next few months to help you plan a visit.

Morris & Co. revival

Golden Lilly design, by kind permission of Morris

Sat 31 May - Sun 31 Aug
Daily 11am - 4pm. (Mon & Tues outside of school holidays 1.30pm - 4pm)

Discover the turbulent modern history of Morris & Co. from unfashionable and dated in the 1950s to the iconic and enduring brand we know today.


Selling exhibition

Ceramics by Stephen  © Stephen & Caroline Atkinson-Jones

Confidence with Colour
Fri 27 Jun - Sun 20 Jul
11am - 4pm
(Closed Mon & Tues)

A selling exhibition of lustreware, jewellery and printmaking by artists of the Sussex Guild.  Why not treat yourself or spoil someone else with a gift?


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.

Summer garden

Our garden is bursting with early summer colour with roses and perennials in the borders, shady retreats filled with ferns in the quarry garden and sweeping lawns on which to rest and picnic.

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 summer. 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 are available January - May and September - December. The water tower is closed between June - August as it's a maternity area for the long earred bat.

House taster tours

The house designed by Philip Webb in the Arts

Every Mon & Tues 11am - 1.30pm (outside of school holidays) entry to the house is by 40 minute taster tour to hear stories of the house, family and our collection. Tours leave every 20 minutes, pick up your ticket from Visitor reception. At all other times, entry to the house is free flow.