Standen - National Trust

Standen - National Trust
West Hoathly Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4NE

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01342 323029


01342 316424

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
venue representative image
baby changing facilities icon Food icon Shop icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

9 Nov - 24 Nov 2013: Sat & Sun only
Garden and car park: 10.30am - 4pm
Restaurant: 10.30am - 3.30pm
House: 11am - 3pm (last entry 2.30pm)
Shop: 11am - 3.30pm

30 Nov - 24 Dec: Mon - Sun
Garden and car park: 10.30am - 4pm
Restaurant: 10.30am - 3.30pm
House: 11am - 3pm (last entries 2.30)
Shop: 11am - 3.30pm

Admission charges

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

Collection details

Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Original William Morris textiles and wallpapers.
  • House designed by Philip Webb.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Woodland Art Exhibition

  • 18 October — 2 November 2014

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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Standen (National Trust)

  • 13 September 2014

Come and see a family home and garden brought to life in this gem of the Arts & Crafts Movement, hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane, with views over the Ashdown Forest and Weirwood Reservoir. Peruse the gift shop and enjoy food and drink in the Barn Cafe.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.


photograph of forest

Autumn Colour Woodland Walk

  • 30 September 2014 9:30-10:30am
  • 14 October 2014 9:30-10:30am
  • 21 October 2014 9:30-10:30am

Enjoy a stroll through the woodland with our countryside ranger. Admire the autumn colour and find out about how we manage the woodlands and estate. Finish up with coffee and cake in the Barn Cafe.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£7.50 per adult.


photograph of apples on tree

Apple Day

  • 11 October 2014 11am-4pm

Taste some apples from our orchard, sample some fresh apple juice (50p a cup) and enjoy a taste of the orchard in our cider tent. The Barn Cafe will be serving tasty apple treats. There will be apple-themed activities for the kids too!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Yellow flower

National Garden Scheme Open Day

  • 18 October 2014 11am-4pm

Enjoy our seasonal displays with specialist guided tours in aid of the National Gardens Scheme. See and hear about the progress of our garden restoration project.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Rosalillo de cumbre

Photography Workshop

  • 18 October 2014 8-10:30am
  • 20 October 2014 8-10:30am
  • 23 October 2014 8-10:30am

A perfect opportunity to learn how to capture the beautiful autumn colour in Standen's garden. Bring along any equipment (tripods etc.) and don't forget a spare memory card and batteries! This session will focus on capturing the autumn season through colour and composition and is suitable for moderate to advanced skill level camera users. The workshop will finish with bacon butties in the cafe.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£15.00 per person.


Girl peering through the trees

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!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10


£3.00 per child.


Big eared townsend bat

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!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £3.50. Child £2.50.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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 for more information.