A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

May half-term: garden designer's trail

Sat 26 May 2018
Discover Mottisfont's gardens and design your own with this creative trail, full of imaginative activities.

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize exhibition

Sat 26 May 2018
Bold, beautiful and brilliantly diverse works by the 12 finalists of the £10,000 Woman's Hour Craft Prize - some of the most innovative and exciting craft makers in the UK.

Celebrating the roses

Fri 01 Jun 2018
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

Celebrating the roses: evening openings

Thu 07 Jun 2018
Our gardens are staying open until 8pm (last entry 7pm) on Thursdays - Saturdays from 7 - 23 June, giving you opportunities to enjoy our unique collection of roses.

Kuniko Kato performance

Sat 23 Jun 2018
A rare chance to see world-renowned percussion virtuoso Kuniko Kato, performing in the unique setting of the Whistler Room.

'Cyanotype and lumen' printing workshop with Eileen White

Wed 04 Jul 2018
You will be shown how to create beautiful cyanotype prints using only natural light to fix images of plants to a variety of paper types.

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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

An oil painting of Lake Como by the artist Derek Hill

The Derek Hill Collection 

Mottisfont houses a permanent collection of 20th-century art, amassed by the artist Derek Hill. This inspiring collection includes artists such as L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Graham Sutherland. You can see many of these works in the Morning Room. There are also smaller, focused displays in the West Corridor, where this year we’re highlighting works by the St Ives School.

Our collections

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