Misrule and merriment at Montacute House

Morris dancer sticks being held aloft

Between 22 December and 5 January, the Lord of Misrule invites you to join him for impish evenings of upturned mischief-making and convivial feasting. Our daffyish revels will bring a little antic sport to your Yuletide. Fopdoodles and janglers all welcome to this Great Montacute Hall.

No two days will be the same with the Lord of Misrule presiding over the celebrations, as he would have done in Christmases past.  He will be popping up everywhere and anywhere, telling stories and spreading mischief.  You can visit his courtroom to sit on his throne, or make your own masks to be ready to join his parade at 5pm.

The stables courtyard will be adorned in strings of lights – fire pits will be blazing and the smell of mulled wine and festive food will fill the air.  Here you will be entertained with archaic ensemble displays and performances, from mummers plays to our very own Montacute dancers.  

There will also be the rare chance to see the ground floor of Montacute House in the dark and lit by candle light.

The revelries are each evening between 3pm and 7pm, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   Normal admission prices apply and for more information please click here.