Upton's Afternoon Tea Talks

Afternoon tea - Scones and Jam

Come along to one of our series of talks about Upton, its grounds and collections. Followed by afternoon tea in our Old Kitchen.

Join us for a full and varied programme of talks about Upton, its grounds and collections. Delivered by our volunteer experts who have spent months and years researching their chosen subject.

Each talk will focus in depth on the subject and is delivered using props as appropriate. All of our volunteers will be available afterwards to take questions.

The delicious homemade afternoon tea takes place in Iris', our Old Kitchen.*

Click on the links below to book.

£10 per adult includes an afternoon tea

5% booking fee applies

The Shell connection

Have you heard about Upton House's connection with Shell? The 1930s saw the arrival of new advertising. Shell was at the forefront of companies, from transport to department stores, using the talents of modern artists to create striking and memorable advertising posters that associated their products with the modern age. See the first iconic Shell posters displayed exclusively at Upton House. Join our volunteer Jane as she shows posters from the 1920s and 1930s - "The Golden Age of Motoring".

The women of Upton

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. Hear how the women of Upton controbuted to this new approach.

Upton's women - Kitty Lloyd Jones, Lady Bearsted and Nellie Ionides
Upton's women - Kitty Lloyd Jones, Lady Bearsted and Nellie Ionides
Upton's women - Kitty Lloyd Jones, Lady Bearsted and Nellie Ionides

* please note on some occasions we may need to move the talk and afternoon tea to a different part of the property due to operational issues.