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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence.

Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round.

This spring at Mottisfont...

Our gardens are coming to life now that spring is well and truly here. Stroll along the river bank and through our gardens with lovely displays of daffodils and Chionodoxa.

History at your fingertips

Let the stories of the people who have lived here tell you how it was transformed over eight centuries. We have opened up our maids rooms for you explore. A 'must see' when you visit.

Next exhibition

 Lyons Teashop Lithographs: Bringing Colour to Post-war Britain
2 May - 5 July

A fascinating exhibition of 1940s and 1950s lithographs commissioned by J Lyons & Co from leading artists of the day, to brighten up their teashops in the difficult years following the end of the Second World War.

Countryside day

Saturday 9 May 10am - 5pm

Join us to see the wonderful work of our Countryside Team at Mottisfont, on the River Test, Stockbridge Down and in the New Forest. With plenty of hands-on activities, demonstrations and short talks.

A Place for Art

Artist Lizzie Sykes spent three months here, looking into ways our movements respond to our surroundings.

Her work is now being displayed in the gallery along side our Lyons exhibition.


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