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Kipling Introductory Talks

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join a short introductory talk which gives visitors the opportunity to learn about Rudyard Kipling’s life, family and work before entering the house. If you’re new to Bateman’s or Kipling this is a great way to gain a quick understanding of who Rudyard Kipling was, why he was so important, what he wrote and why he loved Bateman’s so much. If you are already familiar with Kipling, this introductory tour will help set the house visit into context before you enter. 15-minute, volunteer led intro talks.

Monday-Friday from April-October at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

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

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Please meet outside the front of the House. In case of rain the talks will move to the Rolls Royce Garage.

What to bring and wear

Please dress suitably for the weather.

Other

This outdoor activity is weather dependent, and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice. Ask at visitor reception for information when you arrive. Sessions are volunteer led and dates and times may occasionally change – please check at visitor reception when you arrive.

Upcoming events

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

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

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on
3 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 15:30
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Conservation Wednesdays 

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

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on
10 Jul to 11 Dec 2024
at
11:30 to 15:30
+ 5 other dates or times