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Bateman’s and its facilities are closed to further restrict the spread of coronavirus.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

More about this place



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

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Art and collections

Our collections

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