Ightham Mote

Important notice -

Please note the house is currently closed for conservation and will reopen on Saturday 4 March. The garden, café, shop and estate are open daily.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

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Things to see and do

Healthy exercise

Three ladies laughing during an event on the lawn

Events at Ightham Mote 

There's always something happening at Ightham Mote. Find out more about our events programme including our guided walks, annual Murder at the Mote, and school holiday fun.

Queen of Ightham Mote exhibition advert

Queen of Ightham Mote exhibition 

During Queen Palmer's stay at Ightham Mote it became an artistic hub playing host to leading cultural figures, including artist John Singer Sargent.

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Eating and shopping

Food, drinks and a shopping spree

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A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Group visits to Ightham Mote 

Planning a day for 15 or more people? Ightham Mote is a fascinating place with lots to see and do. Offering excellent discounts and the option to book a guided tour before the house opens. With plenty of parking for coaches, a café with home-cooked food and a shop packed full of lovely gifts, there's no better place to take your group.

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School group on estate at Ightham Mote

Be inspired, explore, discover and learn 

Learning doesn't have to be confined to the classroom, so why not inspire your pupils with a visit to Ightham Mote house, garden and estate.

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Looking from the courtyard, across the North Bridge

Who would live in a place like this?

Who used to live here? Uncover the stories of some of the families who have lived here over the past 700 years

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Our work

Flood water in the house courtyard

Conservation in Action 

Follow the progress of the conservation team as they bring the flood affected rooms back to life.

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Get involved

Two costumed characters from Ightham Mote's Shades at Christmas kissing under the mistletoe

Our volunteers are just like you 

Can you spare just three hours a week? If so, you could spend it at this majestic, moated manor house and bring a little magic into your life by joining our family of fantastic volunteers.

A group of people enjoying a day out

Join one of our local supporter groups 

Want to help Ightham Mote but don't feel you have enough spare time to give? You can always join a local supporter group to help raise funds. They're a great way to meet people and make friends, plus they often have days out.