Discovering Britain: the Shell Heritage Art Collection exhibition

Iconic images of the British landscape, commissioned by Shell for their highly successful advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the 1950s.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On show will be more than 30 posters and original paintings by artists such as Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Edward McKnight Kauffer and Vanessa Bell, some of whom feature in Mottisfont's collection. The works reflect a diversity of artistic styles emerging in Britain after the First World War, and explore the British countryside through images of inspiring landscapes and historic landmarks.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Prices

Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
June (high season) price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.25
Family £40.00 £36.25
Group Adult N/A £11.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is in the gallery on the top floor of the house, accessible through the West Entrance.
Accessibility
The gallery is on the second floor. We have digital versions of exhibitions on iPads available on lower levels for anyone unable to climb the stairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
3 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
10 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 June 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Mottisfont
Email
mottisfont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01794 340757

Upcoming events

Discovering Britain: the Shell Heritage Art Collection exhibition

Thu 25 May 2017
11:00-17:00
Iconic images of the British landscape, commissioned by Shell for their highly successful advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the 1950s.

May half-term trail: My Great Day Out!

Sat 27 May 2017
10:00-17:00
Travel through Mottisfont's grounds, creating your own adventure as you go.

Rose season

Thu 01 Jun 2017
10:00-17:00
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

Discovering Britain and Mottisfont by The Caravan Gallery

Sat 03 Jun 2017
10:00-17:00
A colourful mobile exhibition venue and visual arts project run by artists Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale.

Outdoor theatre: Northanger Abbey

Wed 12 Jul 2017
19:00-21:30
Heartbreak Productions bring Jane Austen's gothic parody to life.

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler family trail

Sat 15 Jul 2017
10:00-17:00
Come and explore our grounds for adventures with the Gruffalo and Friends.