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

Important notice -

We are open from 10.00am today as usual. This week last entry to the house will be at 3pm with the whole property closing at 4pm.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

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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

A selection of festive treats in the Mulberry tea room at Bateman's

Christmas tea room and shop 

Visit our Mulberry tea room and Oast gift shop this winter and discover some great Christmas treats and National Trust bargains.


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