Housekeeping Day: Take a Peek

The housekeeping team will show you behind the scenes at some very special items, for conservations reasons not normally on display to visitors.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The housekeeping team will show you behind the scenes at some very special items, for conservations reasons not normally on display to visitors.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Ightham Mote


Whole property (29 Feb-30 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.00
Child £6.30 £5.50
Family £32.00 £28.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50
Winter (7 Jan-28 Feb)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £3.00 £2.70
Child £3.00 £2.70
Winter (31 Oct-31 Dec)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.30 £5.50
Child £3.20 £2.80
Family £15.50 £14.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00



Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 March 2016 11:00 - 16:30

Contact Info

Ightham Mote Property Office
Call 01732 810378 ext 100

Upcoming events

Winter Activity Pack

Fri 12 Feb 2016
Explore the estate and complete some of your 50 things.

February half-term family fun

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Have fun outside with a winter activity pack including some of the most popular 50 things activities and other games. Inside, warm up with storytelling, traditional games and crafts.

Roast and Ramble

Sun 14 Feb 2016
Enjoy an informal walk on the estate followed by a roast in the Mote Café.

Spring Activity Pack

Tue 01 Mar 2016
A chance for children to explore the estate and tick off some of their 50things with our Spring Activity pack. pen/pencil required. 50p

Folded Patchwork

Fri 04 Mar 2016
Join Sue and Annie for this 2 day course to introduce you to the art of fabric manipulation. Design and create a cushion using three-dimensional blocks.

Mothering Sunday

Sun 06 Mar 2016
Make Mum feel special with a hand-made flower, or treat her to a meal in the cafe. Mums can also enjoy a touch of luxury with a hand massage in the shop.