Montacute House

Important notice -

On Tues and Wed the house is closed and entry is for the gardens only. Last entry to the house (Thu-Mon) is at 2.30pm. We advise booking all visits in advance; it may not always be necessary but if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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

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What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. Please book your tickets by 3pm on the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may always be necessary, however if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday for the following week. The book barn remains closed until further notice.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Montacute House and garden(19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Sun 25 Oct 2020
14:30-15:00
Book your timed entry to visit Montacute House and garden. The house is closed Tues and Wed, when tickets will be for the garden only.

Timed entry to Montacute House and garden (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Mon 26 Oct 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Montacute House and garden. The house is closed Tues and Wed, when tickets will be for the garden only.
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Things to see and do

Visiting with the family

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our cafe has reopened and is serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks, including ice cream. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. In line with government guidelines you're required to wear a face covering, unless exempt. Please bring one with you. We are also only accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

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Join or give

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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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Art and collections

The east front of Montacute House

Curator's choice at Montacute House 

Learn more about National Trust Curator, Barbara Wood's, favourites at Montacute House.

Our collections

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