Things to see and do


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Books for Boys Exhibition poster

Books for Boys Exhibition at Bateman's

Experience heroism, adventure and empire at the dawn of the First World War in our Books for Boys Exhibition curated by Durham University. It will spark imaginations and excite adventurers.



children with union jacks in their hair

Kipling's time and earlier 

Most notable as the home of world famous author and poet, Rudyard Kipling, Bateman's history dates back further and is connected, we think, to the iron industry.



Group of ladies on tours Bateman's East Sussex

Bring a party 

Bring your group to a magical part of the East Sussex countryside, Bateman's, the country home of Rudyard Kipling.


Get involved

Volunteering at Batemans East Sussex

Join our team 

Volunteering is so important to us at Batemans and many of the team here give their time to us as volunteers. Why not find out how you could join us?


Venue hire


Eating and shopping

Cream tea Batemans tea-room food

The Mulberry tea-room and Oast House shop 

Take time to relax and unwind in our Mulberry Tea-room on a visit to Bateman's. Not only will we welcome you with something delicious but you'll also be able to pop into our Oast House shop for the perfect souvenir to take home too.