Ightham Mote

Important notice -

The house, garden, café and shop are fully open and booking is not required.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house, gardens and estate

Ightham Mote

Things to see and do

Ightham Mote

What's on

Upcoming events

Summer Fun Thursdays: Make Musical Instruments

Thu 18 Aug 2022
Join us from 11am to make your very own musical rain maker!

Music nights at the Mote - The Dial

Sat 20 Aug 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.

Summer Fun Thursdays: Kite Making

Thu 25 Aug 2022
Let's fly a kite! Join us to decorate and build your very own kite

Autumn Fete

Sat 17 Sep 2022
Join us as we celebrate the turning of the season at Ightham Mote
Ightham Mote

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.

Ightham Mote

Eating and shopping

Ightham Mote

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.

Ightham Mote

Art and collections

Our collections

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