A view down to Bateman's from the Quarry Garden on a frosty morning

Important notice -

We are open today, 20th Jan, and looking forward to seeing you. The essential works are almost completed but the Scullery Bookshop will remain closed for a few more days.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

Things to see and do


What's on

Winter berries covered in snow

Winter events 

This winter get out and about on a bracing estate walk or enjoy our 'Rewards and Fairies' Christmas in the house. We'll have festive treats on offer in the tea room and great gifts in the shop.


Eating and shopping

Cream tea Batemans tea-room food

Mulberry tea-room and shop at Bateman's 

Take time to relax and unwind in our newly refurbished Mulberry Tea-room. Not only will we welcome you with something delicious but you'll also be able to pop into our Oast House shop for the perfect souvenir to take home too.


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