A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

The Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2018

Tue 25 Sep 2018
An exciting mix of work, submitted by artists from all backgrounds and selected by a panel of arts specialists.

Mottisfont mini adventures

Thu 27 Sep 2018
Self-led outdoor activity sessions for pre-schoolers.

Art assemblage workshop with Suna Imre

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Work with natural found objects and clay to create your own piece, guided by one of our resident artists.

Spot the scarecrows trail

Mon 01 Oct 2018
Different scarecrows are hiding all around the grounds… follow the trail to find them all, and make your own miniature one to take home.

Harvest time

Mon 01 Oct 2018
A seasonal celebration of autumn harvests and produce from around the grounds and estate.

Artist's book-making workshop with Eileen White

Wed 10 Oct 2018
An exciting workshop that will show you how to construct your own books using a variety of papers and techniques.

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A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Arrange a group visit 

Whether you're looking to take in one of our exhibitions, discover our history or simply stroll through beautiful gardens, 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