Conservation in Action - Textiles

Find out how the conservation team care for the textiles in our collection.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As part of our My Favourite Item month, the conservation team will be on hand to answer questions as they care for some of our textiles.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Ightham Mote


New Year's Day
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.50 £5.75
Child £3.50 £3.00
Family £16.50 £15.00
Winter (2 Jan - 2 Mar)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.50 £4.00
Child £2.25 £2.00
Whole property (3 Mar-28 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.00
Child £6.80 £6.00
Family £34.60 £31.45
Winter (29 Oct-31 Nov)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.50 £4.00
Child £2.25 £2.00
1 Dec - 31 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.00
Child £4.50 £4.00
Family £23.50 £21.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
In the Squire's Room


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Ightham Mote Property Office
Call 01732 810378 ext 100

Upcoming events

Queen Palmer's Court - Theatre, Dinner & Talk

Fri 29 Jun 2018
Join us for a theatrical treat, written and produced by RSC actor, Nicholas Day. Follow this with a talk by Nicholas and a themed dinner in the Mote Café.

My favourite item - Textiles

Sun 01 Jul 2018
Have you ever wondered what it takes to look after the objects in our care?

Volunteering Open Morning

Mon 02 Jul 2018
Looking for your next adventure? Have you thought about volunteering at Ightham Mote?

Ightham and District Gardener's Club summer show

Sat 14 Jul 2018
"How many kinds of sweet flowers grow, in an English country garden. [Now come along and see some on show], those we miss you'll surely pardon."

Conservation in Action - Textiles

Wed 18 Jul 2018
Find out how the conservation team care for the textiles in our collection.

Saturday Night is Music Night

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Sit back and relax or dance the night away with live music from the 60s, 70s and 80s performed by Masterclass - a professional 3 piece band.