Christmas at Mompesson House

Festive wreath

You're invited to step inside our homely and welcoming townhouse decorated for the festive season.

Christmas through the ages 

This year we're celebrating Christmas through the ages, imagining how our past residents might have celebrated the festive season, from a Regency Christmas in the dining room to 1950s festivities in the library. There'll be beautifully decorated Christmas trees, displays of festive food and gifts and a fun Christmas trail for children.

Plum pudding
Plum pudding
Plum pudding

Conservation-in-action 

Upstairs, you'll be able to peep through doorways to see how rooms have been 'put to bed' for the winter. There'll be conservation-in-action too as our Conservation Assistants will be cleaning the precious Turnbull glass collection every Thursday between 11.30am and 3pm.

Glasses in the Turnbull collection
Glasses in the Turnbull collection
Glasses in the Turnbull collection

Eat and shop 

You can treat yourself to delicious mince pies and mulled wine in the garden tea-room and find gifts for family and friends in the Studio shop. 

The Studio shop at Christmas
The Studio shop at Christmas
The Studio shop at Christmas

Opening times 

The house, tea-room and shop will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 24 November to Sunday 23 December between 11am and 3.30pm. Last entry will be at 3pm. Normal admission charges apply. National Trust members visit free. 

Garden

Access to the garden will be limited. For your safety most of the paths will be closed as they can get very slippery in the winter months. The lawn will also be roped off to help it recover after the hot weather this year. 

Salisbury Christmas Market 

After your visit to Mompesson why not visit the Salisbury Christmas Market? This year the Christmas market will be taking place from Thursday 29 November to Sunday 23 December in the historic Guildhall Square. Members of the National Trust team will be there, selling National Trust membership and a range of products from the National Trust shop.