Things to see and do


What's on

children with union jacks in their hair

Summer events 

This summer discover this idyllic piece of Sussex that provided Kipling with such inspiration. Enjoy a Puck of Pook's Hill trail through the gardens and estate and see the mill in action again after an extended break.


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 picnic cool bag with National Trust food perfect for a summer outdoors

Summer shopping at Bateman's 

Visit our Oast Gift Shop and discover our new summer range, including sustainable picnic sets, woven rugs and outdoor accessories to help you explore the great English countryside. Our seasonal food and gift ranges make for some unique gifts for summer 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