Servants' Life tours at Ightham Mote

Southeast Quarter Scullery

With the house having a rest, let our tour guides take you on a journey to discover the hidden stories of life as a servant at Ightham Mote.

With the house closed for conservation, this is your opportunity to see behind the scenes in the rooms of the south east quarter and the domestic ground floor of the house and hear the previously untold stories of those that worked here.


A servant's life tours

Our research volunteers have been working behind the scenes looking into who the workers and servants at Ightham Mote were in the later 19th to mid 20th century. For some of them we know little more than their names, but for other's we've been able to gain interesting insights and snippets into what their roles were and what life may have been like for them at Ightham Mote.

Who were they? What roles did they fulfil? Where did they live?

Let our tour guides take you on a journey to discover the hidden stories of life as a servant.


When are the tours?

Starting on Monday 4 November, the tours cost £5 per person (normal admission applies) and take place on weekdays during November, January and February. To avoid disappointment, booking is advised but tickets may be available on the day from Visitor Reception.

For available times and dates during January, and to book your place, please click here

For available times and dates during February, and to book your place please click here.


Please note: This is your exclusive opportunity to gain access to the house when it is closed for conservation. The ground floor of the house will re-open on Saturday 30 November until Sun 5 January (excluding 24 and 25 December) dressed for Christmas.