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.

More about this place

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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

'Copying Holbein'

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-15:30
This exhibition explores a selection of works after Hans Holbein the Younger and assesses Holbein's legacy in Britain, incorporating the results of National Portrait Gallery's 'Making Art in Britain' project.

Autumn half term activity

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Have fun over the autumn half term at Montacute House.

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season

Explore - the Easter escape

Sat 24 Mar 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore Norman castles, stone lookout towers and gentry walks - all with priceless views and a place in your history.
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Eating and 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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Learning

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 work conservation national treasures for everyone, for ever.

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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