A Moment in Colour - an Exhibition of Paintings by Lucy Pratt

Step into summer inside as well as outside this year with an exhibition of paintings by Lucy Pratt in the Squash Court Gallery.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Born locally, Lucy studied at Banbury School of Art, Loughborough School of Art and Cheltenham School of Art. Worked at MOMA (Oxford) before teaching life drawing for Cheltenham School of Art. She has travelled and painted in many parts of the world and currently lives and works in Oxfordshire. We are delighted to host this exhibition showcasing her recent vibrant work from around the UK and each piece conveys the vitality and spirit of a joyous moment in space and time. The work is for sale and prices range from £1500 - £12000. Lucy will be onsite on a few dates throughout the exhibition; keep an eye on our social media pages for up-to-date news, @uptonhouseNT

The exhibition is open daily from 10:30 – 16:00; if you would like to attend the Private View and meet the artist on Saturday 25 June between 12 and 4pm please email uptonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
One Adult Family £21.50 £19.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.85

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

The basics

What to bring and wear
No stilettos please
There is level access to the Squash Court Gallery

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