Montacute House

Important notice -

We're open every day and you don't need to book your visit in advance.

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass, glowing ham stone and surrounding garden.

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Things to see and do

Visitors playing on the tree swing at Montacute House

Playful days at Montacute House

If you’re looking for fun things to do this summer, why not head over to Montacute House where there's plenty to keep everyone happy?

All year round

The west front of Montacute House

Explore Montacute House 

A glittering Elizabethan Renaissance masterpiece, its walls of glittering glass set in glowing ham-stone make this a place of beauty and wonder.

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Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management kindly supports South Somerset 

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management was founded in January 2011 with the aim of offering the highest ethical principles and the best service standards of any Independent Financial Adviser in the UK. They have a long-standing relationship with the National Trust in the south west and recently opened a new office in Sherborne. We’re very pleased that they will kindly be supporting the South Somerset portfolio, including Montacute House, in 2021. You might see them under a gazebo on a sunny day saying hello.

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Eating and shopping

Sausage rolls

Feeling peckish?

Our café is serving a range of light brunch and lunch options, hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed and crowded areas. Indoor seating is available, but is limited. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

Second-hand books

Pre-loved books 

For all book worms out there, you can discover a collection of pre-loved books inside an historic stable block. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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Join or give

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Places to stay

The glorious south Somerset countryside

Holidays in South Somerset 

Extend your stay in South Somerset and rent a beautiful National Trust holiday cottage in the area.

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Art and collections

The east front of Montacute House

Curator's choice at Montacute House 

Learn more about National Trust Curator, Barbara Wood's, favourites at Montacute House.

Our collections

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