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Conservation Wednesdays

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to look after the collection at Bateman’s?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Chat with the Bateman’s collections and house team and watch as they clean and maintain items from the collection, from tapestries to Rudyard Kipling’s beloved blue Rolls-Royce.

The team will be looking after the following items:

8 May - Parlour sofa/carpet

12 June - Metals

10 July - Book handling and archiving

14 August - Rolls-Royce

11 September - Study globes and glass bookshelf cabinet

9 October - Hall/Elsie’s metals

13 November - Study desk

11 December - Rolls-Royce




Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Check admission prices

The basics


Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Please ask at visitor reception for a meeting point.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.


The Parlour and Elsie’s Sitting Room are wheelchair accessible via the front entrance of the house. The Rolls Royce garage has a step up into the building and isn’t wheelchair accessible, but it still viewable from the path. Please see the access page at for further information.

Upcoming events


Poetry reading in the garden  

Listen to a selection of Kipling’s poetry, recited in the place which inspired the writing.

Event summary

23 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
11:30 to 14:30
+ 24 other dates or times

Kipling Introductory Talks 

Get a snapshot into the life of Rudyard Kipling before looking around his home.

Event summary

24 Jun to 31 Oct 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 93 other dates or times

Pop-up garden talks 

Join a short talk with the garden team, focussing on one aspect of their work in the garden at Bateman’s.

Event summary

26 Jun to 31 Jul 2024
10:30 to 14:30
+ 5 other dates or times

A Beginner's Guide to Identifying Bumblebees Workshop 

Ever wanted to tell your buff tail from your early bumblebee? Join our bumblebee experts in learning how to identify the different bumblebees that can be found at Bateman’s.

Event summary

3 Jul 2024
10:30 to 15:30