Visit Ightham Mote with your school

School children drawing

Bring your school group to explore the great learning opportunities that Ightham Mote has to offer. We've more than 700 years of history, set within a 546 acre estate. So whether you're looking for a self-guided visit, or hands-on workshop; a history based study or countryside focus, Ightham Mote is a special place to learn.

Come to Ightham Mote for a day of exciting discoveries and stimulating learning experiences. From Literacy and Numeracy to History, Art, Science and DT, this amazing house, garden and estate will bring your teaching to life.


Self-guided visits

  • Be creative with literacy and numeracy by encouraging pupils to write their own stories or look for patterns and shapes, taking measurements and generating estimations.
  • Inspire your pupils to become art detectives and explore their own responses to this beautiful estate.
  • Take the classroom to the great outdoors for inspiring geography and science lessons.
  • Until the end June 2018, there's the unique opportunity to see two of renowned artist John Singer Sargent's paintings on display. His portrait 'Elsie Palmer: A young lady in white' and landscape 'A game of bowls' were both painted here during the 19th century.

If you'd like some more ideas for your lessons, please contact us and we'll send you a copy of our Teacher's Resource Book. If you are studying Water on the Land, download a copy of our resource pack to help you plan your visit. Water on the Land at Ightham Mote (PDF / 4.1MB) download We'll also have a habitats resource pack in the near future.

Alternatively, you could book on one of our guided sessions.


Guided sessions


Contact us to book your visit

All school visits need to be booked in advance. To book your learning day, please contact our learning team on 01732 810378 ext.103 or email Emily to discuss your requirements. Once you've booked your trip, we'll provide you with a hazard identification document to help you write your risk assessment.

Admission is free to Education Group Members, otherwise standard admission prices apply. There is an additional charge for all guided sessions.

Our workshop sessions run from March to October, term time only. Depending on the workshop required, we can cater for up to 60 pupils. Workshops are priced at £6 per head. Why not download a copy of our education leaflet for the staff room.  Please note we work to Kent school term times.

We have a gift shop - if you'd like to visit, we ask that pupils go in in small groups, and are supervised at all times. If you would like to pre-order goody bags from the shop, please email Carole to discuss your requirements.


Educational Group Membership