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.

Cyclist with Cotswold Outdoor kit

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

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Sat 21 Jul 2018
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season

Have-a-go archery and historical crafts

Wed 25 Jul 2018
Come along and meet our very own historic archers and learn about spinning and weaving and other crafts from past times.

SORRY SOLD OUT Outside Theatre - As You Like It

Thu 26 Jul 2018
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players..." Welcome to the Forest of Arden, a world of clowns, lovers, runaways and rebels. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of...

Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets

Sat 28 Jul 2018
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.

Lost gardens of Montacute

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Can geophysics find the lost 19th century gardens?

Historical Dancing

Mon 06 Aug 2018
Watch and join in if you wish with a costumed display of Elizabethan dancing.
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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