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Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close

When walking into the celebrated Cathedral Close in Salisbury, visitors step back into a past world, and on entering Mompesson House, featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the feeling of leaving the modern world behind is deepened.

The tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by the magnificent plasterwork, fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this perfectly proportioned Queen Anne house. In addition, the Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses is of national importance.

The delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders.

Contemporary sculpture at Mompesson

Lady of the Woods by artist Jane Hall © National Trust

Lady of the Woods by artist Jane Hall

Saturday 15 March - Sunday 2 November 2014

Explore the work of 20 contemporary sculptors throughout Mompesson House and Garden.

Contemporary sculpture at Mompesson

Ikkuma, 2009, by artist Jay Battle © National Trust

Ikkuma, 2009, by artist Jay Battle

Saturday 15 March - Sunday 2 November 2014

Explore the work of 20 contemporary sculptors throughout Mompesson House and Garden.

Contemporary sculpture at Mompesson

Leonardo’s Dog, 1990, by artist Elisabeth Frink © National Trust / Elisabeth Frink Estate

Leonardo’s Dog, 1990, by artist Elisabeth Frink

Saturday 15 March - Sunday 2 November 2014

Explore the work of 20 contemporary sculptors throughout Mompesson House and Garden.

Contemporary sculpture at Mompesson

Keith Rand’s Into the Light crimson, 2010, stands on the half landing © David Cousins

Keith Rand’s Into the Light crimson, 2010, stands on the half landing

Saturday 15 March - Sunday 2 November 2014

Explore the work of 20 contemporary sculptors throughout Mompesson House and Garden.

Bee trail

Bee Trail Children Mompesson

We've got a free children's bee trail available to pick up at reception, designed by the artist Gillian McCormick.  Count the number of bees in the house and learn a fun fact.

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Our collection

Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses

Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses

Mompesson House is home to many treasures. The Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses is the largest in the National Trust and the Hepplewhite Rudd dressing table is a fascinating example of 18th-century design. There’s also fine Derby and Bow porcelain, beautiful silver and intriguing stumpwork.

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