Afternoon Tea Talk - An Intimate Look at Upton’s Art Treasures
Join house guide Barbara for an intimate look at treasures from Upton’s superb collection. Discover the stories behind the art works and their owner, 2nd Viscount Bearsted.
- Booking essential
- Admission applies
The Shell oil fortune enabled Walter Samuel to assemble one of the finest private art collections in England. Join Barbara for a close look at four of Upton’s treasures: the 17th-century Brussels tapestries; the desk with ties to Napoleon and to Shell; El Greco’s El Espolio painting, and the stolen Sèvres porcelain that returned to Upton.
The talk will be followed by a traditional cream tea in Iris’, Upton’s old kitchen, now converted into a delightful tea room.
Event ticket prices
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
- Booking details
- Call 03442491895
- + 5% booking fee
- Not suitable for children under 12
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Start your visit at Visitor Reception where you will be directed to Iris' Tea Room.
- The venue is approximately 300 yards level access from the main car park. A buggy is available upon request. The talk will be accompanied by images projected onto a screen.
- Includes a freshly baked scone and a tea of your choice or a fresh cup of house coffee.
|14 March 2019||14:30 - 16:00||Available|