A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

February half term: Country Capers

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Mischievous activities inspired by Norman Thelwell's love of the countryside.

Thelwell: Laughter and Landscapes exhibition

Sat 16 Feb 2019
A welcome return to the world of Norman Thelwell, featuring plump ponies, social satire and idyllic local landscapes.

Insect pest trail

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Families can explore the hidden world of pesky pests like silverfish and woolly bears which like to munch on our books, curtains and carpets.

Little Adventurers

Thu 07 Mar 2019
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.

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

Sat 09 Mar 2019
An outdoor exhibition of quirky, colourful portraits taken in our famous rose gardens during summer 2018.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Complete fun, seasonal activities to earn a delicious chocolate prize.

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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, 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