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Group visits and tours at Standen

A group of visitors on a garden tour at Standen in West Sussex on a sunny summer day
Join a group tour in the garden at Standen | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Standen is an ideal place to visit with your group, or to enjoy a tour. We can provide a great experience to make your day extra special. Read on to see what facilities are available and more about pre-booking a tour.

What’s available for your group?

  • A dedicated group organiser to help you plan your visit
  • Reduced admission price for groups of 15 or more
  • Groups welcome and familiarisation talk on arrival Monday–Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and school holidays)
  • Timed tickets to the house
  • Special interest tours for the garden (extra charge)
  • Shop with gifts and souvenirs inspired by William Morris
  • Licensed café serving tasty treats

How to book

If you're interested in visiting as a group, please contact us so we can discuss your specific requirements to make the most of your visit.

We are only able to welcome two groups a day due to limited coach parking. Contact our group organiser on 01342 323029 or email us.

A blackboard with a handwritten chalk sign saying 'Garden Tours Today' and a visitor reading it
Join a garden tour at Standen | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Talks and tours

Standen history talk

Enjoy a 20-minute overview of the Beale family and the home they built with an introductory talk on Standen. Can be booked for £50 for up to 30 people.

Rest and refuel

The Barn Café is licensed and serves tasty, seasonal treats for coffee, lunch (hot food, 12–2.30pm) and afternoon tea. On busier days it may be necessary to split you into smaller groups to avoid queuing. The shop offers a range of gifts and souvenirs inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, and a seasonal plant sales area.

Visitors in the gardens of Standen House, West Sussex

Discover more at Standen House and Garden

Find out when Standen House and Garden is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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The history of Standen House and Garden 

Find out more about this modern home with historic influences and charming Arts and Crafts workmanship, designed and built for the Beale family at Standen in West Sussex.


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Find out about the conservation work that goes into looking after Standen, including major projects, which have restored areas as they would have been when the Beales lived here.

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Education group membership 

If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.

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Touring Pass 

If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.