During the winter, when it was dark and cold here in England, Mrs. Greville would often travel to warmer climes. Throughout the 1920s and 30s, Maggie travelled extensively around Asia, visiting friends and seeing the sights.
When Margaret Greville died in 1942, she left not only Polesden Lacey to the National Trust, but also her London home as well as their contents. A collection of over 9,000 items is now housed at Polesden Lacey.
Discover more about the private lives of the residents of this great house, with specially selected objects out of our store rooms for the first time. Private lives tours will run weekdays at 12 noon and 12.30pm.
Designers Peter Thwaites and Rebecca Aird have been commissioned to create a collection of modern hand-printed fabrics and wallpapers for Standen, using inspiration gathered by visitors, volunteers and staff. See their designs in our newly opened...
Artist and volunteer Helen Stone has captured the likenesses of some of her fellow volunteers in a portrait series celebrating the diversity of the team at Standen.
See the portraits and learn more about the people behind the paintings and...
Delve deeper into the stories of the Churchill family on this intimate one hour tour. Let one of our knowledgeable guides lead you around selected rooms in the house, including exclusive access to Churchill's bedroom. Not available on Bank Holidays.
Celebrating Blake's three years in Sussex, the only place outside of London where he ever lived, this unique exhibition features over 50 loans from such prestigious collections as the British Museum, V&A and Tate.
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild's collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon.