Things to see & do
There's lots going on
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A restoration tour replaces the house tour this year due to our ongoing house project. The house is open daily for tours from 11am to 5pm, last entry 4pm.
Enjoy the house at your leisure with a guide available in each room to tell you more about your surroundings. Don't forget to drop into our new conservation studio and watch an expert at work.
Put your boots on...
Walking is the best way to notice the beautiful colours in the landscape around us. Experience natural magic at Mount Stewart this autumn as the trees around the lake change colour from calming greens and yellows to bright and bold reds and purples.
Take part in the Great NI walk and share what you notice around you by using the hashtag #GreatNIwalk on our social media channels.
Whet your appetite
Shop til you drop
With constant new stock flying its way onto the shelves and exciting offers to take advantage of, our shop is the perfect place to buy a treat for yourself or a gift.
We are delighted to be able to announce the launch of National Trust gift cards. Gift cards can be redeemed at our shops, restaurants and admission points. They can also be used toward the cost of membership and holiday cottages.
Relax with a good book
Our second hand bookshop is located behind the reception area. Since it first opened it has grown from a few books on a table to a proper venue, with shelves displaying the huge selection of books from many areas of interest.
It's stocked entirely with donated books and run by volunteers.
Stop by and pick up a bargain.
Furnish your own garden
Spruce up your own garden with decorative plants and ornaments.
At Mount Stewart you can pick up more unusual species of plants that we grow in our own gardens. They're sure to be a talking point among your family and friends.
The plants for sale are spray-free, and most are grown on the property from our own stock using peat-free compost.
Buying Mount Stewart grown plants helps to support our conservation propagation programme, conserving our collection for future generations.
Tracker packs are available to borrow from our reception desk, they contain lots of Mount Stewart themed activities and are presented in a small backpack so are easy to transport from one part of the garden to the next.
You can also have a go at one of our other kids activities below:
- Discover our ark animals (includes really cool dinosaurs!)
- Create your own white stag statue at home
- How much do you know about red squirrels?
- Put your artistic skills to the test