Montacute House

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding garden, it is a place of beauty and wonder.

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What's on 

Volunteer guide Michael and his dog Wolfie at Montacute House

Take a tour 

Discover why the front is the back and the back is the front, and why Montacute is made up of two houses on an Elizabethan Welcome Tour.

Upcoming events

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Wed 19 Dec 2018
11:00-14:30
The National Portrait Gallery's special exhibition will be 'Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen' and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her.

'Misrule and Merriment' at Montacute House

Sat 22 Dec 2018
15:00-19:00
Witness the Misrule and Merriment at Montacute House this Christmas Season.

Spring escapades

Fri 01 Mar 2019
10:00-15:00
Take the challenge of St Michael's hill by climbing to the top for one of the best views of Somerset.

farmers’ and craft markets.

Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00-14:00
Held in the old stables, this ever popular and award winning 'best in Somerset' market is a must for those who like top quality local produce and crafts. Free entry to market only.
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Eating and shopping

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Places to stay

South Lodge Holiday Cottage on the Montacute Estate, Somerset

Holidays in South Somerset 

Whether your planning a family holiday or romantic break, relax and unwind in one of the beautiful National Trust holiday cottages in South Somerset.

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Learning

Children in Tudor dress up walking along the Long Gallery Montacute House

Learn and discover 

Montacute House offers a fantastic opportunity to develop an understanding of the lives of Tudors, both rich and poor.

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Get involved

Costumed Guides walking along the Long Gallery at Montacute House

Join the team 

Join our friendly volunteering team and help us care for this special place.

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Our work

Hamstone worthies on the facade of Montacute House

Our Work 

Find out more about our conservation work.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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