Visiting Standen: What you need to know

The Hall outside the Dining Room at Standen House, West Sussex

Please note this information relates to pre 19 July 2021 government guidance. Standen is now open with no restrictions. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Standen. The house, garden, shop, estate, café and toilets are all open. Here's some helpful information about what to expect and what is on offer when you visit. Things may seem a little different, however all measures have been put in place to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe.

View of Standen House from South Lawn
View of Standen House from the South Lawn
View of Standen House from South Lawn

What’s open and at what time

House: Mon - Sun 11am - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Car park, shop, cafe, garden and estate: Mon - Sun 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4pm, gates locked at 5pm)

The indoor seating has now reopened in the cafe. We can only accept contactless and card payments. In line with government guidance visitors will be required to wear a face covering unless seated. Please bring one along with you.

In line with government restrictions we are limiting the number of visitors in the house at any one time, meaning visitors may have to queue.

Face coverings must be worn in all indoor spaces (medical exceptions apply)

Our toilets are open. We ask that people follow social distancing guidelines. Accessible facilities are also available.


What to expect when you arrive and car parking

There is no charge for parking at Standen. We also have accessibility parking available – please speak to a member of the welcome team and they will direct you. Once parked make your way to the reception building at the entrance of the car park. We kindly request that you maintain social distancing to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe. 

Staying safe

We currently have a one-way system in place around the upper garden and lower garden. This is in place to ensure that people can maintain social distancing as well as avoid overcrowding. We also have an accessible route which maintains social distancing. A map highlighting the route can be found by the toilets.

Our estate walks offer the chance to explore the wider countryside. We are asking that everyone follows social distancing guidelines whilst enjoying the wider estate. Our café is operating a one-way system to ensure that everybody has enough space and can safely move around the site.

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that had the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

The Billiard Room at Standen
Billiard Room at Standen
The Billiard Room at Standen

Bringing your dog

We love welcoming our four-legged friends too. Dogs are welcome in the garden and estate on short leads. We do ask that in the Kitchen Garden you and your dog stick to the hard path. This is to keep our produce safe. There are water bowls dotted around and dog waste bins on the farm track and near the entrance of Rockinghill woods.


We have accessibility parking and toilet facilities available. When you arrive please make our welcome team aware that you would like to use the accessible car parking and they will guide you. Accessible toilet facilities are available next to the shop. We have created an accessible map to help guide you around the site which can be found next to the toilets.