Montacute House

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

Get inspired with Wallace & Gromit at Montacute House

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Hunt for the Were Rabbit at Montacute House

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Help Gromit find Wallace before the full moon rises again!

Travel to 2050

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Discover how you can help protect the future.

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Tue 22 Oct 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.

Working with the campaign for a smarter Britain

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Discover how you can help protect the future Visit the ‘Travel to 2050’ experience from the campaign for a smarter Britain, here at Montacute . Discover the benefits of smart meters, and the small steps we can all take to create a low...

Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House (21 - 27 October tickets)

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Montacute House was the inspiration for Tottington Hall - the setting for Wallace and Gromit's adventures in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Level's Best farmer's market

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Great local produce and crafts at this award wining market . Market runs from 10am - 2pm (please don't try to access before 10am)
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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

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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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