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.

Young rider on a balance bike

Go green and cycle 

By going green and cycling to Montacute House you are helping us look after our healthy, beautiful natural environment.

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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

Spring escapades

Sun 27 May 2018
Take the challenge of St Michael's hill by climbing to the top for one of the best views of Somerset.

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Sun 27 May 2018
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season

Outside Theatre - The Importance of Being Earnest

Fri 22 Jun 2018
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...? This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons' infuses Wilde's witty...

Historical Dancing

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Watch and join in if you wish with a costumed display of Elizabethan dancing.

Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets

Sat 30 Jun 2018
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.

Have a go Tudor Archery

Wed 25 Jul 2018
Come along and meet our very own Tudor Archers.
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Eating and shopping

Eating & Shopping

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Places to stay

South Lodge Holiday Cottage on the Montacute Estate, Somerset

Stay with us 

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

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Our work

Stained Glass Window at 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