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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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
22 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 July 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

Fri 22 Jun 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.

All That Glisters - Selling exhibition

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:30
How did De Morgan get his pots to shine? Jonathan Chiswell Jones is one of a handful of potters worldwide who uses the ancient technique of reduction fired lustre, which William De Morgan rediscovered.

Summer Wishboat Making

Sat 23 Jun 2018
11:00-15:00
Children can enjoy making and colouring wishboats before setting them sail on the restored pond, a place where the Beale grandchildren enjoyed taking a dip in the summer.

Beyond Impression - Selling exhibition

Mon 25 Jun 2018
11:00-16:30
At Standen we're proud to promote contemporary arts and crafts.

Highlights of Standen's Collection: Women Artists and Makers - Lecture

Tue 10 Jul 2018
18:00-19:00
Join us for an evening to explore the inspiring women designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Embroidery Workshop

Fri 13 Jul 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.