Join in our 1920s weekend event

1920s costume display

During May we are celebrating the era the house was bought by Lord and Lady Bearsted.

1920s Weekend - 20 & 21 May

Join us for a celebration of the 1920s!  With live music, as well as the chance to see our new 1920s presentation.

Enjoy a cocktail form the horsebox bar, enjoy a sparking afternoon tea in the new Iris tea room in the historic house kitchen, or try one of our new ice cream flavours from the tea window.

Charleston dance taster classes are also running, which you can book in advance at a small cost. Please see more details below.

11-4pm, Normal admission prices apply.

Dappers and flappers - family jazz dancing taster class

Stretch and shake by bringing your kids along to Dappers and Flappers! Our dance teachers will show your family how to do some real 1920s dancing together (especially the silly bits).

Booking here: 20 May & 21  May 11.30am - 12.15pm. Children £6, accompanying adults £2. All children must be accompanied. Normal admission prices apply.

Solo Charleston Taster Classes

Learn how to move your feet in 1920s style with one of our friendly and informal taster classes. Learn some basic solo Charleston and jazz moves which would have been danced on special occasions here 90 years ago!

Bookings here: 20 & 21 May, 2pm & 4pm. All tickets £10. Suitable for all abilities and ages over 12. (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Normal admission prices apply

A great weekend of Jazz music from a live band awaits you
Jazz trumpeter playing with band under a gazzebo

Explore the new exhibition rooms in the house

Modern Days, Modern Ways

Explore the exhibitions in the house. See the vintage 1920s motoring posters and original artwork by the modern artists of the day.  Lord Bearsted was chairman of shell oil who used colourful and artistic advertising techniques to promote the motoring image.

Good taste never dies

Take the ‘good taste’ quiz and see if your sense of style would have cut the mustard in the 1920s. Explore the fashions and influencers oft eh day in these new exhibitions on the first floor of the house.

The fun contunues...

Half term family Jazz taster classes for Dappers and flappers

Stretch and shake by bringing your kids along to Dappers and Flappers! Our dance teachers will show your family how to do some real 1920s dancing together (especially the silly bits).

Booking essential: 27 May & 3 June 10.30am - 11.15pm. Children £6, accompanying adults £2. All children must be accompanied. Normal admission prices apply.

 

Upton Jazz Club - Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm

Enjoy some live music from local talented musicians jazz Jay Riley and Valerie Vet. Bring your friends and treat yourself to a drink from our bar: what a lovely way to spend your evening.

Book online here: Tickets £12