Visits during March 2017
Stepping through our doors from 27 February – 22 March you will be able to see the process of our re-presentation. Each day will be different, offering a unique view of Upton and its history, as well as the work of the National Trust.
Behind the scenes on a new experience
With only a few weeks to transform the house, we’ll be working at quite a pace, so the visitor route will change each day to accommodate the development of the new presentation. Guides will be on hand to explain the work underway and share the history of Upton.
Hear about the life of Lord and Lady Bearsted, owners of Upton
They bought, renovated and lived at Upton from 1927 – 1948. Chat to volunteers and discover more about the lives they led, the people they met and the home they made at Upton.
When you arrive, collect your house entry time
Please collect your timed entry ticket from our Visitor Reception team when you arrive. Tickets are available every 10 minutes. After a short introduction, you will be able to wander round the house at your own pace. There are house guides in most areas to help and chat to about what you will see.
Take a look at the House plan
As part of the introduction to your visit the guide will explain what has been happening to prepare the house for its new presentation. They will show you on a plan of the house, what is taking place in which areas, some rooms may be closed while others will be open or undergoing work which you’ll be able to see.
Picture Gallery closed for conservation work during March
During this time we are taking the opportunity to carry out some essential conservation work to the frames of the paintings in the main picture gallery while they are in situ. The room will re-open on 25 March.