Mottisfont

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

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

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
An outdoor exhibition of quirky, colourful portraits taken in our famous rose gardens during summer 2018.

Mini Adventures

Wed 01 May 2019
10:30-12:00
Self-led outdoor activity sessions for pre-schoolers.

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.

Exhibition: For the Time Being

Sat 04 May 2019
11:00-17:00
Ceramics, prints and artist books from a one-year residency by artists Eileen White and Suna Imre.

Little Adventurers: the Bug Hunt

Thu 16 May 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.

May half-term trail: garden detectives

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Investigate our gardens to discover some fascinating facts.
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Groups

A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Arrange a group visit 

Whether you're looking to take in one of our exhibitions, discover our history or simply stroll through beautiful gardens, we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.

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Learning

Five children stand on a brick bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire in autumn

Learning at Mottisfont 

Rich in history and natural resources, Mottisfont has a wealth of learning opportunities for all stages of development. Schools, home educators and other educational groups are welcome to explore and find inspiration in this special environment. You can download from a series of free educational resources to help you make the most of your day.

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History

The Cellarium at Mottisfont, Hampshire

The history of Mottisfont 

From humble beginnings as a 13th Century priory to a grand country retreat for London's artistic elite, Mottisfont has a rich and varied past.

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Art and collections

An oil painting of Lake Como by the artist Derek Hill

The Derek Hill Collection 

Mottisfont houses a permanent collection of 20th-century art, amassed by the artist Derek Hill. This inspiring collection includes artists such as L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Graham Sutherland. You can see many of these works in the Morning Room. There are also smaller, focused displays in the West Corridor.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Mottisfont on the National Trust Collections website