Upton House and Gardens

In 1927 Lord and Lady Bearsted viewed Upton House with ‘the eye of imagination’ and soon set about creating their made-to-measure country home.

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Things to see and do 

Enjoy autumn

Children playing in the woodland walk

Enjoy October half-term at Upton House 

Bring the family this October half-term, stretch your legs, kick up some leaves and make memories together.

What's coming up soon

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Afternoon Tea Talk - The Shell Graphic Connection

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

Daffodil King Alfred Family planting activity

Sun 21 Oct 2018
An opportunity to plant up 3 Daffodil King Alfred bulbs into a hairy pot that you can take home.

Family Garden Storytelling Walks

Thu 25 Oct 2018
Come on a walk around the garden and hear stories about Kitty Lloyd Jones who designed the garden for Lord & Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.

Afternoon Tea Talk - Life Below Stairs

Thu 08 Nov 2018
Learn about the many varied and interesting staff members who kept Upton running in its heyday.

Afternoon Tea Talk - The women of Upton

Fri 16 Nov 2018
New social and cultural opportunities opened up after 1918 - interior design, fashion, gardening, sport, arts and society entertaining. This offered women creative ways of expressing themselves in the new modern world.

Stir up Sunday

Sun 25 Nov 2018
Join in the traditional activity of 'stirring up' the Upton Christmas pudding, take away a piece of the pudding to enjoy on Christmas day.
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Get involved

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Our work

Our Work

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People in the gallery

Group visits to the Made to Measure home 

We have a new range of visits available for groups to tie in with our Made to Measure Home presentation. There is a new room for groups to have refreshments and new tours available. Our team will be on hand to help your visit run smoothly.

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Venue hire

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Upton House and Gardens on the National Trust Collections website