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Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house

This gem on the South Downs, rescued after a major fire in 1989, houses an elegant Georgian interior with a famous Grand Tour collection. An 18th-century dolls' house with original contents, is one of the highlights.

The complete servants' quarters in the basement are shown as they were in Victorian days when H. G. Wells' mother was housekeeper.

The beautiful and peaceful garden is inspired by Capability Brown and Humphry Repton.


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

Flowers and picnics

View of Uppark from the South Meadow © National Trust: Andy Lewis

Bring a picnic, relax on our south meadow and enjoy the wild flowers and the view to the sea.

  • Sun - Thurs. (Closed Fri and Sat)
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Usual admission applies

Punch and Judy

 © Pete Milsom

Whether you are young or just young at heart enjoy a traditional punch and Judy show on our lawn.

  • Sun 4 & Mon 5  May
  • Shows at 12.30, 1.45 and 3pm
  • Free event. Usual admission applies

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