Bateman's - National Trust

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 water mill
* Kipling's 1928 Phantom 1 Rolls-Royce
* Dog creche

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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  • National Trust

Collection details


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First World War weekend

  • 1 — 2 August 2015 11am-4pm

Experience life on the Western Front as John Kipling did. There will be re-enactments throughout the day and an encampment with ammunition store, field ambulance, aeroplane, mess tent etc. Children can have a go at making a dog tag or cap badge. (Separate charges apply).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Normal admission charges apply.


Bateman's - National Trust
East Sussex
TN19 7DS




01435 882 302


01435 882 811

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