The courtyard tells the story of how Ightham Mote was built © Robert Morris

The courtyard tells the story of how Ightham Mote was built

Be inspired, explore, discover and learn...

Whether you're looking for a self-guided school trip or a more structured visit, we've so much to offer.

Set within an estate which encompasses a range of habitats, along with almost 700 years of history at Ightham Mote, we can meet the needs in many subject areas. We also have Oldbury Hill, an Iron Age hill fort just down the road.

What we can offer schools

  • A warm welcome awaits you at Ightham Mote 

    A warm welcome

    Our staff and volunteers are really friendly and approachable, and are keen to share their knowledge.

  • Why was this window engraved? What other hidden secrets are there? © David Salmon

    An inspiring visit

    Whether inside or out, the setting and features of Ightham Mote provide stimulus for the imagination.

  • Mariusz Kaldowski was inspired to paint the garden. What would you do? © Mariusz Kaldowski

    Cross-curricular learning

    Much more than just History, discover what we can offer other subjects including Maths, English and Art.

  • Investigating habitats on the estate. © John Millar

    Learning outside the classroom

    The estate provides a wealth of opportunities for lessons including Geography, Science and Art.

Self-guided or guided

To help you make the most of your school visit to Ightham Mote we offer:

  • exciting packages, with hands-on activities
  • a resource pack, full of ideas