Ightham Mote - National Trust

Ightham Mote - National Trust
Ivy Hatch
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 0NT
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/

E-mail

ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01732 810378

Fax

01732 811029

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.
Ightham Mote
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Superb 14th-century moated manor house:
* See the results of the Trust's largest ever conservation project
* Tudor chapel with hand-painted ceiling
* Grade I listed dog kennel
* Lovely gardens, with lakeside and woodland walks, in a secluded valley

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/

Admission charges

Adult: £11.50
Child: £5.75
Family: £29.00
Group adult: n/a
Group child: n/a

Winter

Adult: £5.75
Child: £2.90
Group adult: n/a
Group child: n/a

Discounts

  • National Trust

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Personalities, Weapons and War

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.

Carols in the Courtyard

  • 18 December 2015 7-9pm

Mulled wine followed by carols

Admission

£9.50
Restaurant booking on 01732 811314 or email john.beak@nationaltrust.org.uk

photograph of forest

Boxing Day Ramble

  • 26 December 2015 10am-12pm

Full English breakfast followed by an informal guided walk.

Please call 01732 811314 to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£21.50 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Housekeeping Day: Attic Tour

  • 7 — 11 April 2015
  • 2 June 2015 11:15am-3:45pm
  • 6 October 2015 11:15am-3:45pm

Have you ever wondered what the attics of Ightham Mote look like and contain? This is the perfect chance to find out! Tours will run during the day and with limited numbers it will be based on a first come, first served basis.

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Murder at the Mote

  • 30 May 2015 7-10pm
  • 6 June 2015 7-10pm

Watch as a mystery unfolds in the Great Hall, before solving the crime over a 2-course dinner in the Mote Restaurant.

Suitable for

Admission

All tickets: £37.50
Booking Essential.
Ffi contact: Mote Cafe, 01732 811314, john.beak@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/?uuid=a96367a4-6db9-41a0-aea1-844e2d0674fd

Strictly historical dancing

  • 7 June 2015 12-12:45pm, 1:30-2:15pm, 3-3:45pm
  • 6 September 2015 12-12:45pm, 1:30-2:15pm, 3-3:45pm

Pastime Historical dance performs dances through the ages

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events

Grove Singers

  • 28 June 2015 2-2:30pm, 3-3:30pm

Join us as the Grove singers bring the house to life with madrigals, part songs, and sacred music.

Suitable for

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.
Booking Not Needed.
Ground floor accessible to wheelchairs.
Performances at 2pm and 3pm.
Ffi contact: Ightham Mote Property Office, 01732 810378 ext 100, ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/?uuid=3d0ee4df-2fd2-4ff7-8e73-26242a48042e

The Three Musketeers

  • 11 July 2015 From 7pm

"All for One- and One for All"
Can D'Artagnan and the King's elite guards foil the plan of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter? Join us for Illyria's open-air theatre performance of the classic tail about romance, intrigue, swordplay, murder and betrayal.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £15, children £9
Box office bookings on 0844 249 1895

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.co.uk/ighthammote

Guided walk

  • 26 July 2015 10:30am-1pm
  • 20 September 2015 10:30am-1pm

Join us on this 2-3 mile walk through the Ightham Mote estate.
Dogs are welcome.

Admission

Donations welcome

Office Booking on 01732 810378 ext 100

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events

50 Things - Ightham Challenge

  • 6 August 2015 11am-3pm

This is your opportunity to set yourselves a challenge and try and complete as many things as possible. There will be a selection of organised activities, as well as the chance to go off as a family and explore estate to see how many others you can do.

Suitable for

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.
Booking Not Needed.
Please note: some of the activities will have a small charge.
Ffi contact: Ightham Mote Property Office, 01732 810378 ext 100, ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/?uuid=af7ea776-c395-43ee-9815-b3a5f8a40c64

Ightham Mote Teddy Bears Picnic

  • 13 August 2015 11am-3pm

Bring your cuddly friend to help hunt for bears in the house and join in the other activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ighthammote

Autumn Activity Pack

  • 2 September — 1 November 2015

Complete some of your 50 things to do.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

From £1.50

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ighthammote

Embellished Book Covers

  • 18 September 2015 10am-3:30pm

Learn how to make a textile cover for a sketch book and add embellishments by machining, hand sewing and foiling. The covers make great presents and can be made any size.Price to include - sketch book, and a basic kit including foil to make the cover, coffee, and a light lunch.

Suitable for

Admission

All tickets: £35
Booking Essential.
A list of what to bring will be sent to you when booking.
Disabled Access.
Ffi contact: Ightham Mote Property Office, 01732 810378 ext 100, ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/?uuid=0e09e332-6ece-4cb3-be68-fcfe26ff0fc0

photograph of apples on tree

Apple and Orchard Weekend

  • 26 — 27 September 2015 11am-4pm

A weekend celebrating the bounty from the Garden of England

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £11.50, Child: £5.75.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of pumpkins

Half-Term Family Fun

  • 24 October — 1 November 2015

Includes a pumpkin themed trail around the garden!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £11.50, Child: £5.75

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Ghost and Gourmet Evening

  • 24 October 2015 7-10pm
  • 31 October 2015 7-10pm

Don't miss this hugely popular and terrifying tour of Ightham Mote at night. With only the flickering of candlelight to guide you, walk through the house and listen to the stories of its past inhabitants, but watch out...they are closer than you think. A delicious two-course dinner in the Mote restaurant afterwards.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£37.50
Restaurant booking on 01732 811314

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Girl in the wood

50 Things Wild Art

  • 31 October 2015 12-3pm

Go wild with art! Using natural resources, create works of art.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £11.50, Child: £5.75

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

The Magpie: Kate Glassock

  • 7 November 2015 4-8pm

Set in the Great Hall, this amazing atmospheric one-woman performance tells the story of the women in Henry VIIIs life. It will be followed by a 2-course supper in the Mote Restaurant.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£29-50
Restaurant booking on 01732 811314

Christmas lunches

  • 28 November — 23 December 2015

Book a 2-course or 3-course Christmas lunch in the Mote Restaurant

Admission

Price to be advised
Restaurant booking on 01732 811314

Christmas Opening Weekend

  • 28 — 29 November 2015 11am-3pm

Father Christmas, mini-market and make an advent calendar

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Craft activity costs £1.50

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Home-made Decorations

  • 30 November 2015 — 5 January 2016

Learn how to make Christmas decorations

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Carols in the Courtyard

  • 12 December 2015 7-10pm
  • 19 December 2015 7-10pm

Come and enjoy mulled wine and carols in the courtyard of Ightham Mote, followed by a 2-course buffet supper in the Mote Cafe.

Admission

£32.50
Restaurant booking on 01732 811314

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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.

House Detective

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-ighthammote.htm

An interactive tour of this 14th century moated manor house, followed by the chance to meet the housekeeper.

How to obtain

Call 01732 810378 or email ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

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