Things to see and do


What's on

Batemans Tree Blossom

Spring events 

In the spring sunshine the garden and estate at Bateman's are bursting with life and colour. Take time to explore the beautiful countryside that was the inspiration for Kipling and join us for our spring events.


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.

Delicately patterned blankets and cushions from the National Trust's spring 2019 shop range

Spring shopping at Bateman's 

Visit our Oast gift shop this spring and discover extended ranges of garden plants, outdoor accessories and gifts, all with a fresh spring look.


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