Important notice -

We are now open as normal after experiencing issues with flooding earlier this week. Please be aware that our car park is limited and some areas of the gardens are closed in the aftermath. Stout footwear advised.

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

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Upcoming events

Art installation: Pilgrim

Mon 24 Feb 2020
A sound installation by Hywel Davies, inspired by Mottisfont as a place of pilgrimage.

Exhibition: Comedy and Commentary

Mon 24 Feb 2020
Witty works from some of Britain’s best cartoonists commenting on current affairs.

Art installation: Casting Light

Mon 24 Feb 2020
An immersive installation in the Red Room by Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer, exploring Mottisfont’s historic architectural layers.

Little Adventurers

Thu 27 Feb 2020
Little Adventurers is our outdoor learning group for children aged two - five years old and their parents or carers. Have fun with seasonal activities that promote physical activity and adventures in the great outdoors.

Discovering Nature walks

Wed 04 Mar 2020
Join one of our Outdoor Guides on a stroll to explore nature at Mottisfont with a fresh perspective.

An Evening with Peter Brookes

Mon 16 Mar 2020
Join us for a Q&A session and live drawing from a master of satire featured in our Comedy and Commentary exhibition.

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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

Educational resources 

Rich in history and natural resources, our house and grounds offer 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.


Art and collections

An oil painting of Lake Como by the artist Derek Hill

The Derek Hill Collection 

We're home to a collection of 20th-century art, including works by L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Graham Sutherland. They were gifted to us by the artist Derek Hill, in memory of a long friendship with last owner Maud Russell. 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