Upton House and Gardens

Banking for Victory: A country house at War - Upton is transformed into the Country House Bank

Upton House and Gardens

Things to see and do


Preview the story of Upton's War

Upton's wartime adventure began as soon as war broke out. Lord and Lady Bearsted moved to London to contribute to the war effort, while the family owned bank and its staff moved into Upton to live and work for the duration of the war. 'Banking for Victory' began in earnest when ordinary people came to this extraordinary place.

Banking for Victory at Upton

Wanders and walks at Upton

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What's on 

Coming Up...

Upcoming events

Handmade Valentines

Sat 13 Feb 2016
See our 1940s love stories evolve in the house and craft your own Valentine's Day card for a loved one.

1940s Land Army Trail

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Explore the grounds of Upton House during half term and learn how the Land Army contributed to the war effort during WWII. Complete the trail to win a prize at the end!

Mother's Day Beauty Studio

Sun 06 Mar 2016
Experience the beautiful art of 1940s hair styling with our expert vintage demonstration. Watch a full make over including a classic victory rolls style and forces sweetheart make up look. Watch whilst our Stylist curls and twirls and ask...

1940s Cinema Club: Dumbo

Mon 21 Mar 2016
During WWII films were often used as a welcome distraction to lift the spirit of the nation. Visit during the Easter holidays to see Disney's Dumbo, a family favorite, screened in our Squash Court Gallery.

Cadbury Easter Hunt

Fri 25 Mar 2016
Follow our Wellington boot hunt and see what spring sights you can spot in our gardens and grounds. Then enjoy your chocolate egg ration!

Rag Rug Workshop

Sat 09 Apr 2016
Sorry, sold out - there is a similar event on 25 June. During the war nothing was wasted, not even rags! Have a go at making your own cushion, hear from an expert and enjoy some delicious rations of tea and cake.
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Group of visitors walking in the gardens

Organise a visit or private tour 

Bring your club, association or group of friends to spend a glorious day with us.

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Venue hire

A party on Upton's terrace

Make your occasion a really memorable one 

With a picturesque terrace and Pavillion Restaurant, Upton House and Gardens is the perfect spot to celebrate any special event.

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