Afternoon Tea Talks

Framed painting on green wall, winter scene

Based on our latest research, this series of talks will reveal more about Upton and it's wonderful gardens, art collection and history. Talks are followed by a delicious cream tea. Tickets are just £10 each.


The extraordinary mystery of Bruegel’s painting

Wednesday 11 October 3.30pm - book here

Revealing our painting's true past, this talk about our new display gets you beneath the paint layers of an Old Master painting to discover the truth about its past – who painted it, how and why.

Upton House has been lucky enough to do exactly this with this artwork depicting the biblical scene, entitled 'Massacre of the Innocents'.  Visitor donations have enabled us to finance vital cleaning and repair work and use the latest analytical technology to reveal and share, for the first time, the exciting true story of this much-revered scene.

Important painting by Bruegel back in the gallery after two years of conservation work.
Framed painting on green wall, winter scene

Why not come early and visit the house and gardens before the talk?

The Hall with lots of carpets, tables and chairs

Step inside the made-to-measure home

Come and see the story of Upton’s last house sale. Lord Bearsted made Upton his country home in 1927 and set about creating the perfect country residence for his family and growing art collection. Explore the fashionable tastes of the day and learn how to create a home made-to-measure.