Mottisfont

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

The Night Before Christmas

Sat 24 Nov 2018
10:00-16:00
Scenes from the much-loved poem will be brought to life throughout the house, and a festive family trail will take you through the grounds.

Thelwell: Laughter and Landscapes exhibition

Sat 05 Jan 2019
11:00-16:00
A welcome return to the world of Norman Thelwell, featuring plump ponies, social satire and idyllic local landscapes.

February half term: Country Capers

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-17:00
Mischievous activities inspired by Norman Thelwell's love of the countryside.
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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, where this year we’re highlighting works by the St Ives School.

Our collections

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