View of Ightham Mote from Mote Road © Roy Garrett

View of Ightham Mote from Mote Road

A hidden gem

As you will see, the house reflects the changing needs, tastes and fortunes of its rich variety of owners. As you walk around, discover how the house has evolved over the last 700 years to suit the lives of those people who lived and worked here. Can you find the clues that will help you uncover some of their stories?

A brief tour with the families who lived here

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£10-million house

View of the courtyard at Ightham Mote from the tower

As you discover Ightham Mote, you can find out how we saved this spectacular house with the major conservation project that ran from 1989 to 2006.

Story of the project

Conservation on the north facade of Ightham Mote

Don’t miss our exhibition in visitor reception to see the materials and techniques used, how we retained as much original material as possible and how to spot what is new and what is old.


Continuing care

With 100,000 visitors a year, the house and contents need regular maintenance and conservation work. We monitor light and humidity levels and keep dust and dirt to a minimum.