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.

Montacute House

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

Spring escapades

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Take the challenge of St Michael's hill by climbing to the top for one of the best views of Somerset.

Stop, look and list it!

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Be a Junior Ranger and go on a wildlife hunt around the gardens and parkland.

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Fri 19 Apr 2019
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.

Play in the Old Stables

Fri 19 Apr 2019
We have lots to keep the young and not so young engaged through the Easter holidays including: quoits, boules, hobby horses, design and colour a coat of arms and more. Oh, and loads of space to run around and let off steam. Have fun!

Level's Best farmer's market

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Great local produce and crafts at this award wining market . Market runs from 10am - 2pm (please don't try to access before 10am)

Much Ado About Nothing

Sun 09 Jun 2019
Join the Handlebards for a not to be missed outside theatre production
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Eating and shopping

Two children reading books

World Book Day 2019 

Join in World Book Day weekend fun - bring your £1 book token to our shop to choose your World Book Day title.

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Places to stay

South Lodge holiday cottage on the Montacute estate

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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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 down 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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Art and collections

Our collections

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