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

Ightham & District Gardeners’ Club Summer Show

Sun 03 Jul 2022
11:00-17:00
Explore what the Ightham & District Gardeners’ Club have to offer at their annual summer show

Pastimes Historical Dancing

Sun 17 Jul 2022
11:00-15:30
Join Pastime Historical Dance for an afternoon of immersive historical dances from throughout the ages.

Summer Fun Thursdays: Build a Bug Hotel

Thu 28 Jul 2022
11:00-15:00
Join us for an afternoon of crafty fun and make your very own bug hotel

Music nights at the Mote - Masterclass

Sat 30 Jul 2022
19:00-22:00
Enjoy an evening of live music at the Mote, with Masterclass. Grab a picnic and some friends and dance the night away on the lawn.

Summer Fun Thursdays: Raft Making

Thu 04 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Get crafty and make your own raft! Launch your boat into our pond and see how far it travels

Summer Fun Thursdays: Nature Drawings

Thu 11 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Let your inner artist flourish as you create beautiful works of art using natural materials
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.

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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.

Ightham Mote

History

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