Standen - National Trust
Standen - National Trust
West Hoathly Road
Standen is a fine show-piece of the late 19th-century Arts & Crafts Movement, featuring rich William Morris textiles and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary furniture, ceramics and pictures of the time. Philip Webb, friend of William Morris, designed this family house in the 1890s. A showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement, it is decorated throughout with Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary paintings, tapestries and furniture. The house retains its original electrical light fittings. There is also a lovely conservatory with bougainvillaea, oleander, plumbago and other typically Edwardian house-plants. Standen boasts a beautiful hillside garden with wild flowers, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, ferns, an orchard and croquet lawn. There is a five year garden restoration project currently underway to restore Mrs Beale's original Arts & Crafts garden. Visitors can find out about this through tours, talks and a display in the Potting Shed. There are also lovely walks through two ancient woodlands, Rockinghill and Hollybush.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum
Please check the National Trust website before visiting.
Gift aid admission:
Adult £9.80, Child £4.90, Family £24.50, Group rate £8.50 (please call in advance to book your visit - 01342 323029)
- National Trust
Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities
Key artists and exhibits
- Original William Morris textiles and wallpapers.
- House designed by Philip Webb.
Woodland Art Exhibition
- 18 October — 2 November 2014 *on now
It is the majesty and sombre beauty of trees and woodlands that Bleau paints. Using a variety of media and organic materials within her work she intends to interpret the structure of the trees, their changing moods and to stress the importance of protecting these magical beings.
Normal admission charges apply
Spooky Woodland Art
- 29 October 2014 11am-2pm
Get creative in the outdoors with local artist Bleau Hudson, and tick off one of your 50 things. Bleau will show you how to create some spooky wild art, inspired by trees and woodlands. If you can, collect some art materials beforehand and bring them with you - cones, twigs, leaves, bark, leaf litter and other woodland materials will all come in handy!
£3.00 per child.
Spooky Bat Walks
- 29 — 31 October 2014
Join us for a spooky bat-themed walk in the woodland. Then warm up with hot chocolate and Halloween biscuits!
- Any age
Adult £3.50. Child £2.50.
Lecture Lunch: Standen's Garden Project
- 27 November 2014 10:30am-2pm
The Standen Revival project focusses on returning the garden to the original design of Mrs Margaret Beale. Followed by Q and A.
The Lecture Lunch includes: Morning coffee; the lecture in the south spare bedroom of the house; and a light two course lunch in the cafe. The arts and crafts shop will be open from 10:00 to 15:00.
£22.00 per person. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.50, Child: £5.25.
- 6 December 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
- 7 December 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
- 13 December 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
- 14 December 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
- 20 December 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
- 21 December 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
The route to the Plantation is muddy - please wear wellies. If the forecast for the weekend is wet - don't forget your waterproofs!
- Any age
£3.50 per child. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.50, Child: £5.25.
Arts & Crafts House Tour
Victorian focused tour of this Arts and Crafts Movement house. Handling collection available, and woodland to explore.
How to obtain
Call 01342 323029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.