Afternoon Tea Talk - The Shell Graphic Connection

Wander through the golden age of British motoring immortalised in the stunning poster collection and then tuck into a delicious afternoon tea.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Come and find out about our connection with Shell. The 1930s saw the arrival of new advertising. Shell was at the forefront of companies, from transport to department stores, using the talents of modern artists to create striking and memorable advertising posters that associated their products with the modern age. See the first iconic Shell posters displayed exclusively at Upton House. Join our volunteer Jane as she shows posters from the 1920s and 1930s - "The Golden Age of Motoring".

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £10.00
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00

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...

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
5% booking fee and normal admission applies
Suitability
Not suitable for children under 12
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your visit at Visitor Reception who will direct you to the squash court.
Accessibility
Please contact the house directly to discuss your access requirements.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 October 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available

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Wed 26 Sep 2018
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Wed 03 Oct 2018
10:00-12:30
Join our talented local textile artist Lis Mann and give it a go!

Afternoon Tea Talk - The Shell Graphic Connection

Thu 18 Oct 2018
14:00-16:00
Wander through the golden age of British motoring immortalised in the stunning poster collection and then tuck into a delicious afternoon tea.

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Sat 20 Oct 2018
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Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:30-12:15
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