Ightham Mote

Important notice -

Booking is currently no longer needed to visit Ightham Mote.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

Ightham Mote

Things to see and do

Ightham Mote

What's on

Upcoming events

Autumn Adventures at Ightham Mote

Tue 26 Oct 2021
From 25th September until the 31 October, pick up a discovery pack daily to take full advantage of this colourful season.

Servant's Lives Tours

Tue 30 Nov 2021
From 1 - 30 November, join one of our guided tours of the domestic ground floor areas in the South East Quarter of the house during November.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Ightham Mote

Sat 04 Dec 2021
Fom 4 December - 3rd January, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Ightham Mote on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Christmas Mini-Market, 4 and 5 December 2021

Sat 04 Dec 2021
Kick start your festive shopping on 4 and 5 December with our mini market celebrating local producers.
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Our work

An artist impression of the newly designed areas at Ightham Mote

Unlocking Ightham Mote 

As of the 11 August 2021, we're delighted that Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has granted planning permission for new visitor infrastructure at Ightham Mote which will enhance its setting and secure the future of this historically important and valued place.

The north east corner of Ightham Mote covered in scaffolding

The £10 million house 

Aiming to retain the original fabric of the house wherever possible, and to use traditional methods and materials, the conservation work at Ightham Mote took 15 years to complete.

Flood water in the house courtyard

Caring for Ightham Mote  

In 2016, the team were met with a challenge that called for extensive conservation work, here's a reminder of what happened and what work is needed to care for Ightham Mote.

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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Garden volunteers talking to visitors

Give volunteering a try 

Keep active, learn new skills and make new friends, as well as helping bring Ightham Mote to life - just some of the reasons to start volunteering.

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Looking from the courtyard, across the North Bridge

The owners of Ightham Mote 

Who used to live here? Uncover the stories of some of the families who have lived here over the past 700 years including medieval knights, Tudor courtiers, high society Victorians and an American businessman.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Ightham Mote on the National Trust Collections website