A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Plan your visit

Upcoming events

Beano Time Travellers activity trail

Thu 22 Aug 2019
Whizz back to Mottisfont’s past with favourite Beano characters on an exclusive trail created for us by the comic.

Beano Time Travellers exhibition

Thu 22 Aug 2019
Travel through Beano’s history of mischief and mayhem in this vibrant new exhibition.

SOLD OUT Outdoor theatre: Alice in Wonderland

Wed 28 Aug 2019
Immersion Theatre present a fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement.

Art installation: Pilgrim

Sat 14 Sep 2019
A sound installation by Hywel Davies, inspired by Mottisfont as a place of pilgrimage.

Mini Adventures

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Join in with a simple, outdoor, self- led 'make and take' activity aimed at pre-schoolers, for you and your child to enjoy while you explore the gardens.

Family trail: spot the scarecrows

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Different scarecrows are hiding all around the grounds as part of our harvest celebrations.

Eating and shopping



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.



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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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.


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