Montacute House

Important notice -

The garden, wider estate, car park and toilets at Montacute are open. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

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

Montacute House

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. The garden, parkland, car park and toilets at Montacute are open. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm on the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. The house, shop, café and book barn remain closed until further notice.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Montacute House (6 July - 12 July)

Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:00-10:30
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Timed entry to Montacute House (13 July - 19 July)

Mon 13 Jul 2020
10:00-10:30
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The Elizabethan mansion and partial view of one of the pavilions at Montacute House, Somerset

Visiting Montacute House: what you need to know 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. If you've got a ticket booked, this article tells you everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

Montacute House

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our cafe will reopen on 13 July and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

Montacute House

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.

Montacute House

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