Afternoon Tea Talk - White Gold: Upton's porcelain collection

Discover why porcelain was known as ‘White Gold’ as we look at the Sevres pieces formerly owned by kings and empresses.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join our experienced guide to discover why porcelain was known as ‘White Gold’ as we look at the Sevres pieces formerly owned by kings and empresses. You will also hear the stories about the rare Chelsea figures that Viscount Bearsted collected and then gifted to the National Trust. The talk will be followed by a delicious scone with jam and cream and accompanied by a steaming cup of house tea or filter coffee.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £12.00
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.80

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 0344 249 1895
Suitability
This illustrated talk is aimed at adults
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
This talk takes place in the old kitchens. Come through the courtyard (to the left of the house) following the signs to the office, and come into the back door.
Accessibility
The house is 300 yards from the main car park and there is level access to the old kitchens.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 February 2020 14:00 - 15:30 Available

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