Things to see and do


What's on

What's on at Bateman's

Upcoming events

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' exhibition

Thu 17 Oct 2019
Get up close to the art work from Judith Kerr's much-loved children's book, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' at Bateman's.

Apple Day

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Join us at Bateman's for our amazing apple day with family fun, games to play and you can even try your hand at some orchard crafts.

Crafts: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Wed 30 Oct 2019
Come along and enjoy making your very own tiger related craft to take home.

Museums at night

Thu 31 Oct 2019
Enjoy an exclusive after hours tour of the house and a 2-course dinner in our Mulberrry tea room.

'Just So Animals' winter garden trail

Sat 30 Nov 2019
Get out and about in the garden at Bateman's and discover the hiding places of our 'Just So Animals'.

'Just So' Christmas

Sat 30 Nov 2019
Come and see the house decorated for Christmas with a 'Just So' theme.

Eating and shopping

The Mulberry tea room at Bateman's in East Sussex

Mulberry tea room at Bateman's 

Take time to relax and unwind in our newly refurbished Mulberry Tea-room. We'll welcome you with something delicious and freshly prepared by our catering team.

A collection of Autumn gifts from the National trust shop

Autumn shopping at Bateman's 

Visit our Oast Gift Shop and discover our new Autumn range, including throws, knitwear and dog walking accessories to help you explore the great English countryside. Our seasonal food and gift ranges make for some unique gifts for Autumn celebrations.


Get involved

A volunteer room guide talking to visitors at Bateman's in 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?



Batemans History Image

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.




Art and collections

Our collections

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