Exhibition: Helen Beale - Never at Sea

Explore the inspirational story of Standen's Helen Beale, the pioneering woman who went to war and helped make women an important part of the Navy's war effort.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Using family letters and memories, we take you on Helen's journey from a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse to becoming the first female officer of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS). Alongside video footage of that time, the public and more private aspects of Helen's career will be united in a display of her personal possessions as well as items from the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Navy Museum. We bring Helen's words to life through her letters being read by today's retired Wrens.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Standen House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.50

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:

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

Please note...

Entry for National Trust members: Free. Last entry to the house 30 minutes before closing.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Standen office
Email
standen@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01342 323029

Upcoming events

Children's summer holiday trail

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Join in with our summer of activities themed around our exhibition 'Helen Beale - Never at Sea', which tells the inspirational story of Standen's Helen Beale and the Women's Royal Naval Service.

Summer Holiday Fun at Standen

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
The whole family can join in activities at Standen this summer: Get creative with a hands-on craft activity; play with our outdoor toys or have a game of croquet; win a prize with a nautical themed trail around the garden; build a den in the...

Children's Summer Craft

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Children can enjoy nautical-themed craft and be a part of 'Helen Beale - Never at Sea' this summer.

Exhibition: Helen Beale - Never at Sea

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Explore the inspirational story of Standen's Helen Beale, the pioneering woman who went to war and helped make women an important part of the Navy's war effort.

Embroidery Workshop

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Create your own piece of embroidery in the Arts and Crafts setting of Standen House under the expert guidance of Sally Roberson.

Summer Wishboat Making

Sat 25 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Join in with our summer of activities themed around our exhibition 'Helen Beale - Never at Sea', which tells the inspirational story of Standen's Helen Beale and the Women's Royal Naval Service.