A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

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Christmas at Mottisfont

Upcoming events

All the Colours of Christmas

Mon 18 Dec 2017
Inspired by Kaffe Fassett's vibrant exhibition in our gallery, we're celebrating Christmas with colour and sparkle.

Kaffe Fassett's Colour at Mottisfont exhibition

Mon 18 Dec 2017
Celebrating the dazzling work of world-renowned artist Kaffe Fassett, this vibrant exhibition showcases a wide range of textiles from a career spanning over 50 years.

SOLD OUT Kaffe Fassett lecture: Colour and Inspiration

Thu 11 Jan 2018
Kaffe will talk about his latest projects and inspire the audience to make their own creations.

Heath Robinson: Dreams and Machines exhibition

Sat 20 Jan 2018
From quirky machinery to exquisite watercolours, this varied exhibition showcases all the wit and talent of a household name.

Eating and shopping

A silver plate of shortbread cut into festive shapes

Visit our cafés and shops 

Treat yourself to some winter warmers from one of our cafés while you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings. Take a look at our shop and plant centre in the Welcome Centre to discover a great range of festive gifts, and browse for second-hand books in the Stables.



A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Arrange a group visit 

Enjoy exploring the estate, take in our exhibitions, discover our gardens or simply admire the house: we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.



Five children stand on a brick bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire in autumn

Learning at Mottisfont 

Rich in history and natural resources, Mottisfont has a wealth of learning opportunities for all stages of development. Schools, home educators and other educational groups are welcome to explore and find inspiration in this special environment. You can download from a series of free educational resources to help you make the most of your day.


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The Cellarium at Mottisfont, Hampshire

The history of Mottisfont 

From humble beginnings as a 13th Century priory to a grand country retreat for London's artistic elite, Mottisfont has a rich and varied past.


Art and collections

Our collections

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