House

The rooms are all presented at different times of the day

The rooms are all presented at different times of the day

Visit the house

As a guest of Mrs and the Miss Beales, see the house as the family might have used it.  Read letters and diary entries to find out about their lives.  Discover more about the Arts & Crafts movement through our beautiful collection of furniture and embroideries, many completed by Mrs Beale and her daughters.

Exhibitions

Find out more about Standen and the Arts & Crafts movement with our changing programme of exhibitions in the house. 

Our collection

Interested in something in particular?
Discover more about our special collections and find out what our room guides think you shouldn’t miss.

Conservation blog

Follow the blog of Lizzie, our new conservation and interpretation assistant, as she works behind the scenes at Standen.

History of the house

Designed by Philip Webb, taking inspiration from the local Sussex vernacular, and furnished by Morris & Co., Standen was the Beales’ country retreat from 1894.

Morris & Webb

Standen was designed by Philip Webb, a close friend and associate of William Morris, so it was only natural that the house would be decorated with Morris & Co. textiles and wallpaper.

The Beale family

The Beales were originally a non-conformist family from Birmingham, with seven children and many more grandchildren. Standen became a real family home, wrapped up in idyllic childhood memories.

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