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.

Spirit of Adventure

World Tour souvenir parasol 1906/07

Sat 15 Feb - Sun 1 Jun
Daily 11am - 4pm. (Mon & Tues outside of school holidays 1.30pm - 4pm)

Our latest exhibition glimpses into the world of travel and adventure in the Edwardian era as we chart the Beale family’s travels around the world in 1906-7.

 

Metalworks V

A bowl made by Fleur Grenier for exhbition at Standen © Fleur Grenier

14 April - 27 April
11am - 4pm

Meet metalwork artists of the Sussex Guild at our special exhibition.  Why not treat yourself to a metallic work of art or spoil someone else with a gift?

 

Metalworks V

Artwork by Simeon Smythe on exhbition at Standen © Simeon Smythe

14 April - 27 April
11am - 4pm

Meet metalwork artists of the Sussex Guild at our special exhibition. Why not treat yourself to a metallic work of art or spoil someone else with a gift?

Free event (normal admission prices apply)

Metalworks V

A pair of earrings made by Lorraine Gibby for exhibition at Standen © Lorraine Gibby

14 April - 27 April
11am - 4pm

Meet metalwork artists of the Sussex Guild at our special exhibition. Why not treat yourself to a metallic work of art or spoil someone else with a gift?

Free event (normal admission prices apply)

Daily programme

Conservation in action at Standen

Every day there is 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 is happening during your visit.

Spring is in the air

Our garden is bursting with colour at the moment.  As you wander around don't miss the eye-catching and extensive display of over 7000 tulips, along with rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias.

Explore our woods

The bluebells in Rockinghill Wood put on a sparkling display. 

Bluebells are out in Rockinghill Wood, follow our footpaths into the woods and surrounding countryside with one of our self-guided walk 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 spring. Visit the Plantation play area, 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

Take a trip to the top of the water tower and enjoy views of the garden and beyond to the Ashdown Forest.

Check the daily programme to see if a tour is running during your visit.

£2 per person, limited availability.

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.

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