Step inside the shop at Ightham

No visit to Ightham Mote is complete without a browse of the shop. Whether you're after a souvenir of your visit; a treat for the home, garden, yourself or a friend, we always have an attractive range of ideas and temptations. Come in and see what you find...

Winter hats and scarves

Gift ideas

We have some unusual gifts, to treat the ones you love. For those who love to accessorise, we have a selection of items you won't find on the high street, including locally made jewellery. If that someone is more outdoor orientated, then check out our walking essentials. For the budding chefs, we've a range of cookbooks, and some foods to help inspire. Alternatively, if you're popping round to a friend for a meal, why not take an English Wine or local beer?

Jars of preserves

Food and Drink

Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something savoury, enjoy a little tipple or prefer something softer, there is something to tempt you. Discover our selection of jams, marmalades and chutneys; chocolate, sweets and biscuits; and locally produced Anno Gin, Westerham Beer and Biddenden wine, cider and apple juice. For the cooks among you, there are flavoured oils and dried mushrooms.

Plants for sale outside the shop

For your garden

We have gardener's essentials such as secateurs, tools and kneeling pads, as well as fun and quirky ornaments. There's always room for something extra in the garden, so from late Spring to early Autumn we have a good selection of garden plants for you to perfect your borders.

Bottles of eco-friendly cleaner, washing up liquid, fabric softener and furniture polish on a shelf in the shop at Ightham Mote.

Sustainable living

If you're trying to help the environment by cutting down on the amount of waste you generate, have a look at our sustainable living range. There's bee's wrap food covers, eco-friendly cleaners, re0usable straws, re-usable mugs and water bottles.

Books for eating

Bookworms beware

Our selection of books has titles for all the family. There's a selection of stories, games and activity books for children, and the colouring for grown ups too. The cookery books have some yummy treats, but there's also some history, natural world and some books to make you laugh.

Pocket money ideas in the shop

Pocket money

For the children, we have we have items to suit any pocket money budget, along with books to keep them entertained and ideas to go wild and get them exploring the great outdoors.

Laundry Cottage

To provide more choice, we've moved our second-hand books over to Laundry Cottage, as well as created a pop-up Christmas Shop. It is open daily, subject to volunteer availability, from 10am - 3.30pm. Why not see if it's open today? If not, have you got some time to spare to volunteer with us and help keep the bookshop open? Find out more about volunteering with us here.

Fairy lights surround the shelves, covered with Christmas food products

Christmas pop-up shop

Visit our new Christmas pop-up shop in Laundry Cottage to see our seasonal range, as well as gift ideas from local suppliers including the Kentish Soap Company, Romney Marsh Wools and Goupie chocolates.

Thank you

Your help makes all the difference

With every penny you spend in the shop, you help conserve Ightham Mote for the future.