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Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house

Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel.  Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 18th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to play and relax with a picnic.  The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building.  

Uppark's Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the grim ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. One of our collection highlights is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll's house in the country.  

 

Unravelling Uppark

Unravelled Ceramic exhibit in Uppark’s Staircase Hall © Jim Stephenson

Delve into the stories behind Uppark's collections & it's owners through  beautiful contemporary arts & crafts installations of leading artists. Funded by Arts Council England

  • Sun 4 May - Sun 2 Nov
  • Closed Fri  & Sat (except for Sat 13 Sept)
  • 12.30 - 4.30pm - last admission at 4pm

50 things to do

’50 Things’ 

Find out what you can do at Uppark from the the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

  • Try rolling down a hill
  • Build a den
  • Run around in the rain
  • Fly a kite

Hallowe'en

Come and frighten us! © Paul Harris

Choose between two quiz trails for children - one around the garden and one through the spooky tunnels ( for older children)

  • Sun 26  Oct - Sun 2 Nov (closed Fri and Sat)
  • 11am - 5pm
  • £2 per trail incl prize
  • No need to book

Winter photography

Uppark House in the Snow, West Sussex © National Trust

Join the winter workshop and learn to take stunning images with professional photographer Emma Davies.

  • Fri 7 Nov 10am - 2pm
  • £40 per head
  • Book on 01730 825415
  • Please note that the house will not be open

Map of Uppark

A family enjoy a meal. © NT / Gavin Duthie

To help you plan your day with us, download our welcome map.

Our garden

Hyacinth  ’Aiolos’ in the Tea Garden at Uppark © Andy Lewis

Click on the link below to find out what is happening in our garden and woodland.

A sneak preview of Uppark

This three-minute video will give you a little taste of what you will find when you visit Uppark

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