Montacute House

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

Montacute House

What's on 

Volunteer guide Michael and his dog Wolfie at Montacute House

Welcome tours 

Discover why the front is the back and the back is the front with the help of one of our Volunteer Guides.

Upcoming events

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Fri 15 Nov 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.

Demonstration of Renaissance warfare and martial arts

Sat 16 Nov 2019
Learn all about Renaissance warfare, including Henrician and Elizabethan martial arts including an exhibition of sword play.

Level's Best farmer's market

Sat 30 Nov 2019
Great local produce and crafts at this award wining market . Market runs from 10am - 2pm (please don't try to access before 10am)

The Lord of Misrule Returns

Fri 20 Dec 2019
Once met never forgotten!

Montacute Wassail

Sat 04 Jan 2020
Sing to bless the apple trees.
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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

Get involved

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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

Our collections

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