Batemans house

Important notice -

We’ve re-opened the gardens, estate, shop and Mulberry tea-room for take-out food and drinks. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

Please book ahead before visiting Check availability

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden, tea room, shop, car park and toilets at Bateman's are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Bateman's (28 Sept - 4 Oct)

Mon 28 Sep 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Bateman's.


Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

Our cafe is open serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.



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

Dedicate a donation

Support Bateman's by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your special moments to our interactive map. A unique way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. Your donation will help us care for Bateman's for years to come.

Addressing the National Trust's colonial links 

Bateman's, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.


Art and collections

Our collections

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