Tour: A servant's life

Uncover the hidden stories of the servants on this new tour of the domestic areas of the house.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

See behind the scenes in the rooms of the south east quarter and the domestic ground floor areas of the house and hear the previously untold stories of those that worked here.

This is your exclusive opportunity to gain access to the house whilst it's closed for conservation

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
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Ightham Mote

Prices

Core Season (2 Mar - 27 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.85 £14.40
Child £7.95 £7.20
Family £39.60 £36.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.75
Winter (28 Oct - 29 Nov)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.25 £4.75
Child £2.65 £2.40
Family £13.20 £12.00
Christmas (30 Nov - 5 Jan 2020)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.25 £4.75
Family £26.95 £24.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Family tickets admit up to 2 adults, and up to 3 children. Children are ages 5-17 inclusive, those under 5 are free.

Dogs are welcome on the surrounding estate and can use the Mote Cafe terrace, however are not permitted in the gardens from March - October.

Group rates available for 15 or more visitors.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Please note, non-members will also need to pay for normal admission on arrival.
Suitability
This tour is aimed at adults, however children are welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Outside the Old Coach House shop for the start time of the tour.
What to bring and wear
The tour is mainly indoors, however it is likely to be little warmer than it is outside. Please also wear suitable footwear for uneven surfaces including cobbles.
Accessibility
All on the ground floor however there is the odd step and plenty of uneven surfaces. The tour is led by a guide describing the house stories. Please get in touch if you have any particular needs.
Other
The tour enters via the East Bridge, South East Courtyard and into the Kitchen. It will then take in the Small Dining Room, Outer Hall, Central Courtyard, Butler’s Pantry, House Keepers Room, returning to the SE Courtyard and exiting over the East Bridge. All other areas of the house will be closed to visitors on tour days as part of the annual winter conservation work. It is only possible to view inside the house as part of this tour on these days.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
12:15 - 13:00 Available
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18 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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19 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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20 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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21 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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22 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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25 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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26 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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27 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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8 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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9 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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10 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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11 January 2020 11:15 - 12:15 Available
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13 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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14 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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15 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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16 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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17 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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20 January 2020 11:15 - 12:00 Available
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Contact Info

Name
National Trust Booking Office
Email
ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

Tour: A servant's life

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:15-12:00
Uncover the hidden stories of the servants on this new tour of the domestic areas of the house.

Look Who's Talking: Walled Gardens

Wed 20 Nov 2019
10:30-14:00
Our series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Jules Hudson talks on the topic of Walled Gardens.

#ThanksToYou

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
We're saying #ThanksToYou with free entry to the gardens between 23 - 29 November.

Look Who's Talking: Ightham Mote Life

Wed 27 Nov 2019
10:30-14:00
Our series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Heather Woodward talks on the topic of Life Upstairs/Downstairs at Ightham Mote.

Christmas Mini-Market and Opening Weekend

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
Visit Ightham Mote this weekend as we unveil the house dressed for Christmas and host our annual Christmas mini-market.

Ightham Mote Christmas

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
Join us for traditions old and new as we celebrate Christmas past with the decorated house and festive events at Ightham Mote from Sat 30 Nov - Sun 5 Jan 2020.