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
24 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 October 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

Exhibition: Helen Beale - Never at Sea

Mon 24 Sep 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.

Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:30
Mr X Stitch, AKA Jamie Chalmers the Kingpin of Contemporary Cross Stitch, is bringing his revolutionary embroidered designs to a new exhibition at Standen.

Explore inside the original Hollybush Farm House

Sat 29 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see inside Hollybush Farm House, the oldest building at Standen.

Helen Beale: her place in First World War women's naval history

Tue 09 Oct 2018
18:00-19:00
Discover the inspirational story of Standen's Helen Beale and the Wrens of the First World War in this talk by historian and author Dr Jo Stanley.

Autumn Colour Photography Workshops

Fri 12 Oct 2018
08:00-15:00
A mixture of theory, practice and good fun, if your camera is stuck on 'auto' this is the workshop for you.

Autumn Harvest: Day in the Life Weekend

Sat 13 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Discover how the house was really used during the time of the Beales.