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.

Get inspired with Wallace & Gromit at Montacute House

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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

Hunt for the Were Rabbit at Montacute House

Sun 18 Aug 2019
10:00-16:30
Help Gromit find Wallace before the full moon rises again!

Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House (12-18 August tickets)

Sun 18 Aug 2019
11:00-11:25
Montacute House was the inspiration for Tottington Hall - the setting for Wallace and Gromit's adventures in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Sun 18 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
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.

Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House (19-25 August tickets)

Mon 19 Aug 2019
11:00-11:25
Montacute House was the inspiration for Tottington Hall - the setting for Wallace and Gromit's adventures in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Model making with Aardman

Wed 21 Aug 2019
10:30-11:30
Be inspired by the world of Wallace & Gromit; join one of the expert model makers from Aardman and make your very own Gromit or Shaun the Sheep.

Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House (26 August - 1 September tickets)

Mon 26 Aug 2019
11:00-11:25
Montacute House was the inspiration for Tottington Hall - the setting for Wallace and Gromit's adventures in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
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Eating and shopping

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Places to stay

South Lodge holiday cottage on the Montacute estate

Holidays in South Somerset 

Whether you're 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

learning to write with a quill pen

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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Groups

Group visiting Montacute House

Visiting as a group 

From its awe-inspiring golden exterior to the longest Long Gallery in Britain, Montacute is a beacon of Elizabethan pomp. But there’s so much more for your group to see: touching samplers worked by little fingers, wibbly-wobbly hedges and glorious herbaceous borders, and acres of parkland to explore.

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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