Ightham Mote

Important notice -

Please note that the house, garden, cafe and shop are now fully open, booking is not required.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

Ightham Mote

Things to see and do

Ightham Mote

What's on

Upcoming events

Decorate a Jubilee biscuit

Thu 02 Jun 2022
Get your creative juices flowing when you join us to decorate a biscuit with a crown fit for a Queen!

Platinum Jubilee Celebration with the Biggin Hill Band

Fri 03 Jun 2022
Bring your friends and family to enjoy a picnic on the lawn with the Biggin Hill Concert Band.

Teddy Bears Picnic for May Half Term

Sun 05 Jun 2022
How many Teddy Bears can you find at Ightham Mote?

Father's Day Fishing

Sun 19 Jun 2022
Ever fancied fishing in the iconic Ightham Mote?

Volunteering coffee mornings

Thu 23 Jun 2022
Find out more about volunteering at Ightham Mote. Looking for something different to do for the New Year? Join us for one of our coffee mornings to find out how you can support us at Ightham Mote.

Music nights at the Mote - The Dial

Sat 25 Jun 2022
Enjoy an evening of live music at the Mote, with The Dial. Grab a picnic and some friends and dance the night away on the lawn.
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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