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.

More about this place

A lantern of light

See a lantern of light at Montacute House - from 2 December 

A lantern of light in the Somerset countryside.

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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

Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets

Sat 25 Nov 2017
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.

'A Lantern of Light'

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Brighten your winter weekends by seeing Montacute House and Gardens in a new light - a myriad of colours and candles! The garden and house will be illuminated in vibrant colours and will make for a truly memorable winter experience.

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Sat 03 Mar 2018
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season

Explore - the Easter escape

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Explore Norman castles, stone lookout towers and gentry walks - all with priceless views and a place in your history.
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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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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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Eating and shopping

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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