Bateman's - National Trust

Bateman's - National Trust
East Sussex
TN19 7DS




01435 882 302


01435 882 811

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The west front and oast house at Bateman's, East Sussex.
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Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling:
* Left just as he left it, reflecting the author's exotic oriental tastes
* Original illustrations for The Jungle Book, drawn by Detmold brothers
* Delightful gardens run down to the River Dudwell and a working water mill
* Kipling's 1928 Phantom 1 Rolls-Royce
* Dog creche

Venue Type:

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

Opening hours

27 March-31 October
Mon-Wed Sat-Sun 1100-1630
1 November-26 March Closed

Admission charges

Latest admission prices available on website


  • National Trust

Collection details


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.
Killerton Woods

Summer Garden Tours and Tea

  • 30 August 2014 11am-12:30pm
  • 20 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

Join our Head Gardener for a tour of the garden and gain an insight into how Kipling transformed this quiet corner of Sussex into a garden for his family, his writing and a retreat from celebrity. With a cream tea afterwards.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets £10.00. Normal admission charges apply.


photograph of poppies

First World War Commemorative Walk with Poetry Readings

  • 29 August 2014 2-3:30pm

Led by poet Ken Cockburn, the walk will start at 14:00 and end at 15:30 lasting approx 1.5 hours. A pair of poems will be read and, where possible, some poppy seeds scattered and a book installation left as a memory of the event

Suitable for

  • Any age


Booking Essential.


Bee on lavender

Nature Photography Workshop

  • 30 August 2014 10am-12:30pm

Come and capture the delights of our gardens. We'll be thinking about: Choosing the best viewpoint for vistas and close-ups - Making the natural light work to your advantage - The 'rule of thirds' or getting the composition right - 'Framing' your snaps and much more. Followed by coffee and cake.

Suitable for

  • 18+




photograph of apples on tree

Apple Day

  • 26 October 2014 11am-4pm

Fun for all the family with orchard crafts and games to play. Explore our orchard and taste the many varieties of apples we grow. Have a go at making your own apple juice with our homemade apple press.

Suitable for

  • Any age



The Great British Walk

  • 27 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Join our estate warden on a two hour walk around the three hundred acre Bateman's estate and learn about the trees of the high weald, their history, common uses and folklore.

Suitable for

  • Any age