Batemans house

Important notice -

We’ve re-opened the gardens, estate and Mulberry Cafe for take-out food and drinks. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden, car park and toilets at Bateman's will reopen from 8 June and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day ​before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing ​tickets every Friday.​ Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. ​We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Bateman's (6 July - 12 July)

Wed 08 Jul 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Bateman's.


Rudyard Kipling's writing desk in his study at Bateman's, East Sussex

Bateman's - a brief history

Bateman’s is most famous as the family home of Rudyard Kipling but its history goes back further than that. Discover Bateman’s past and how it came to be owned by the National Trust.


Our work

A family playing pooh sticks at Bateman's

Dedicate a donation 

Support Bateman's by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your special moments to our interactive map. A unique way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. Your donation will help us care for Bateman's for years to come.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Bateman's on the National Trust Collections website