A view through the rose garden towards the pond and house at Bateman's in East Sussex

Things to see and do


What's on

children with union jacks in their hair

Summer events 

Enjoy a hunt for some of The Jungle Book characters who've escaped into the garden this summer. The garden is blooming, the meadows are awash with wild flowers and the house is bathed in sunshine. Discover this idyllic piece of Sussex that provided Kipling with such inspiration.


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.

Mugs from the Valleys to Headland spring range for 2018 in Bateman's Oast gift shop

Shopping at Bateman's 

Pop into our Oast gift shop during August and pick up a bargain in our summer sale.


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