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Notice: The RESTAURANT is closed for refurbishment and will re-open Saturday 31st January. Meantime light refreshments will be available from the Old Kitchen. For winter opening times see below. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Join the guests of Lord and Lady Bearsted for a weekend in the country and discover more about the life of a 1930s millionaire

Stepping inside the house you'll find yourself surrounded by Lord Bearsted’s internationally important art and porcelain collections, with works by artists such as Canaletto, Stubbs and Hogarth. Delve deeper and you’ll discover what life was like at Upton in 1938 – read about Lord Bearsted’s passion for art as well as his support for the local community and Jewish causes in Europe.

Lady Bearsted was passionate about developing the gardens with designer Kitty Lloyd Jones. The sweeping lawn gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a mirror pool.  There is a kitchen garden, a tranquil bog garden, spring bulb displays and National Collection of Aster, flowering in late September.

The face of a large clock dominates Upton’s shop entrance © Mike Perry

The face of a large clock dominates Upton’s shop entrance

Opening times 2015

Open weekends only from Noon to 4pm until Sunday 8 February.

From Saturday 14 February onwards open daily except Thursdays. Opening times are: House 1pm to 5pm, Garden, Restaurant, Shop, 11am to 5pm; Taster Tours 11am to 1pm.  The exhibition, Shell and the Art of Advertising, is now permanently closed.

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