Ightham Mote

Important notice -

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

Ightham Mote

Things to see and do

Healthy exercise

Upcoming events

Winter Activity Pack

Mon 27 Feb 2017
Wrap up warm and explore the estate and tick off some of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. Collect a pack from Visitor Reception, or download a copy from the website before you come.

My Ightham Mote spring adventure

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Have fun in the countryside with our spring activity pack.

World Book Day

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Come along and join in with the celebration of books and reading.

Make Mum's day

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Make Mum feel special this Mothering Sunday.

Foundation pieced patchwork

Fri 31 Mar 2017
On this 2-part course, Sue and Annie introduce you to the art of foundation pieced patchwork where you will create a placemat using traditional techniques.

Easter Holiday family fun

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Keep the kids entertained during the holidays with our Spring Activity pack, craft activities and the chance to go wild in our natural play area.
Black and white photograph from c.1889 of Queen Palmer with her daughter Elsie, and Kelpie the dog.

Queen of Ightham Mote exhibition 

Our special exhibition during 2017 focusses on Queen Palmer's stay at Ightham Mote when 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

Looking after the house

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