Thelwell: Laughter and Landscapes exhibition

A welcome return to the world of Norman Thelwell, featuring plump ponies, social satire and idyllic local landscapes.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There'll be old favourites on show, including the antics of iconic characters Penelope and her mischievous pony, Kipper. The exhibition also includes other satirical cartoons, with astute and amusing observations on country life, and breathtaking landscape art. Some of this work has never been publically shown before, including a selection of Thelwell’s early sketches.

Prices

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

Prices

Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.15 £16.50
Child £9.10 £8.25
Family £45.40 £41.25
Group Adult N/A £12.70
Peak price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.25 £17.50
Child £9.65 £8.75
Family £48.15 £43.75
Group Adult N/A £12.70
Off-peak price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.85 £13.50
Child £7.45 £6.75
Family £37.15 £33.75
Group Adult N/A £12.70

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.

Peak prices apply for June (rose season), and bank holidays (Easter Friday/Monday, August, and May).

Off-peak prices apply from 4pm, and when there are limits to our offer (for example, when the house or gallery are closed). 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is in the gallery on the top floor of the house.
Accessibility
For visitors unable to access the second floor gallery, we have digital versions of exhibitions on iPads which are available on lower levels.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
21 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
22 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
23 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
24 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
31 March 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
3 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'A Good Year for the Roses' exhibition - The Caravan Gallery

Wed 20 Mar 2019
10:00-17:00
An outdoor exhibition of quirky, colourful portraits taken in our famous rose gardens during summer 2018.

Thelwell: Laughter and Landscapes exhibition

Wed 20 Mar 2019
11:00-17:00
A welcome return to the world of Norman Thelwell, featuring plump ponies, social satire and idyllic local landscapes.

Little Adventurers

Thu 21 Mar 2019
10:30-11:30
Little Adventurers is our outdoor learning group for children aged two - five years old and their parents or carers. Have fun with exciting activities that promote physical activity and adventures in the great outdoors.

Mini Adventures

Mon 25 Mar 2019
10:30-12:00
Self-led outdoor activity sessions for pre-schoolers.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Complete fun, seasonal activities to earn a delicious chocolate prize.

Exhibition: Plants Portrayed

Sat 04 May 2019
11:00-17:00
A selection of contemporary botanical illustrations from the collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.