Important notice -

Mottisfont will be closed on Sunday 18th March 2018 because of snow and ice. We hope to open on Monday 19th March - please check this website for updates.

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

Heath Robinson inventions trail

Mon 19 Mar 2018
Exciting challenges and activities inspired by the eccentric artworks of Heath Robinson.

Heath Robinson: Dreams and Machines exhibition

Mon 19 Mar 2018
From quirky machinery to exquisite watercolours, this varied exhibition showcases all the wit and talent of a household name.

Little Adventurers

Thu 22 Mar 2018
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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: mini rangers trail

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Become real rangers for the day and find out how Mottisfont's countryside team look after this beautiful estate.

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize exhibition

Wed 25 Apr 2018
Bold, beautiful and brilliantly diverse works by the 12 finalists of the £10,000 Woman's Hour Craft Prize - some of the most innovative and exciting craft makers in the UK.

May half-term: garden designer's trail

Sat 26 May 2018
Discover Mottisfont's gardens and design your own with this creative trail, full of imaginative activities.

Eating and shopping

Trout tart and asparagus served at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Visit our cafés and shops 

Treat yourself to something tasty from one of our cafés when you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings. Take a look at our shop and plant centre in the Welcome Centre to discover a great range of gifts, and browse for second-hand books in the Stables.



A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Arrange a group visit 

Enjoy exploring the estate, take in our exhibitions, discover our gardens or simply admire the house: 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.


Our work


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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

Our collections

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