Montacute House

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

Make a bird box at Montacute House

Get ready for spring this half term  

It's all about nature at Montacute House – February is the time to make plans for the rest of the year.

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What's on 

Volunteer guide Michael and his dog Wolfie at Montacute House

Welcome tours 

Find out what it was like to be a visitor 400 years ago, with the help of one of our Volunteer Guides.

Upcoming events

Grow your own edible flower

Wed 19 Feb 2020
Make your own eco paper pot and plant either a sunflower or a nasturtium.

Bird Box Making

Thu 20 Feb 2020
Make a bird box with the ranger team...All materials provided

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Sun 01 Mar 2020
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.

Special Elizabethan welcome tour for Mothering Sunday

Sun 22 Mar 2020
Find about mothers and parenting in times gone by whilst enjoying a 45 minute tour of our grounds .

Level's Best farmer's market

Sat 28 Mar 2020
Great local produce and crafts at this award wining market . Market runs from 10am - 2pm (please don't try to access before 10am)

Sherlock Holmes - outside theatre

Fri 19 Jun 2020
Elementary my dear Watson.
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Eating and shopping

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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.

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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

Volunteering takes many forms

Join Montacute's team of volunteers 

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and expand your horizons. As part of a team you can help preserve these special places and really make a difference.

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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

The east front of Montacute House

Curator's choice: must-sees at Montacute House 

Learn more about National Trust Curator, Barbara Wood's, must-sees at Montacute House.

Our collections

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