New beginnings: The story of the National Trust at Mompesson House

Find out how the National Trust redecorated, furnished and opened Mompesson to visitors in 1977 in our exhibition upstairs.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In 1975 the National Trust inherited an empty house following the death of the last resident Denis Martineau. Over the next two years the National Trust refashioned the house as it might have been in its Georgian heyday. This involved choosing appropriate colours to paint the panelling and ornamental plasterwork and acquiring paintings, furniture and objects to fill the empty rooms.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £6.80
Child £3.85 £3.40
Family £19.25 £17.00
Group Adult N/A £6.70
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £1.00

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.

Please note...

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
26 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
3 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
9 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
10 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
11 July 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Emma James
Email
emma.james3@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01722 335659

Upcoming events

Family exploration trail

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:30
Have fun exploring Mompesson House and finding the hidden objects.

New beginnings: The story of the National Trust at Mompesson House

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:30
Find out how the National Trust redecorated, furnished and opened Mompesson to visitors in 1977 in our exhibition upstairs.

Ottocorde Mandolin Group

Sat 23 Jun 2018
14:30-16:00
The Ottocorde Mandolin Group will be playing in the garden throughout the afternoon.

Summer toys and games

Sun 01 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
In the garden there'll be traditional outdoor toys and games including croquet and giant dominoes.

Northumbrian Pipers

Sat 07 Jul 2018
11:00-16:30
The Salisbury Northumbrian Pipers will be playing in the garden throughout the day.

Viol Group

Sat 14 Jul 2018
14:30-16:00
The Viol Group will be playing in the garden throughout the afternoon. Viols are string instruments played with a bow that would have been played when Mompesson House was built in 1701.