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Heritage Open Days

Enjoy free entry to the home of Rudyard Kipling this September.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Bateman’s, the inspiring home of the internationally famous writer, Rudyard Kipling. Enjoy free entry to the house and garden on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September 2024 as part of Heritage Open Days. There's no booking needed – just come along.

During your visit enjoy one-off events, specially for Heritage Open Days.

Friday 13 September: Join a behind-the-scenes free tour of the Bateman’s Conservation Store at 11.30am or 2.30pm. First-come, first-served on the day, max 10 people per tour. Please go to Visitor Reception on arrival to check availability and get your free tour ticket. Tours last 40 minutes.

Saturday 14 September: Chat with the Bateman’s collections and house team and watch as they clean and maintain metal items in the collection. 11am-4pm.

Free entry. Standard parking fees of £4 per car apply for non– members.

Times

The basics

Meeting point

Please ask at visitor reception.

Accessibility

Please see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information. The walk into the orchard is a short uphill walk, over uneven ground.

Other

Last entry to the house is at 4pm.

Upcoming events

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The Jungle Book Games Trail 

Get active and compete in our Jungle Book themed games. Can you complete all the games to win your medal?

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on
22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
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Kipling Introductory Talks 

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

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on
22 Jul to 31 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 13:00
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Poetry reading in the garden  

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

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on
22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
11:30 to 13:30
+ 21 other dates or times
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Storytelling in the garden 

Immerse yourself in children's stories read in the peaceful setting of Bateman’s garden.

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on
23 Jul to 21 Sep 2024
at
11:30 to 14:30
+ 22 other dates or times