Standen - National Trust

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01342 323029


01342 316424

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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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

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 *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

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.
Rosalillo de cumbre

Photography Workshop

  • 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.


photograph of ashdown

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.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15


£22.00 per person. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.50, Child: £5.25.



Woodland Santa

  • 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!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£3.50 per child. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.50, Child: £5.25.


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.