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Upcoming events

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize exhibition

Tue 22 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.

Royal College of Music pop-up exhibition

Wed 23 May 2018
The Royal College of Music is on the road - discover more about the RCM's musical treasures and plans to transform the museum.

Museum Talk: Keyboards in the Royal College of Music Collections

Wed 23 May 2018
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some fascinating keyboards from the Royal College of Music collections in this talk from the Curator, Gabriele Rossi Rognoni.

Little Adventurers: the bug hunt

Thu 24 May 2018
Little Adventurers is our new outdoor learning group for children aged two - five years old and their parents or carers. Have fun with exciting activities that promote physical activity and adventures in the great outdoors.

Lunchtime concert featuring students from the Royal College of Music

Thu 24 May 2018
A musical treat performed by a talented duo from the Royal College of Music, Baroque violinist Abel Balazs and harpsichordist Ilaria Macedonio.

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.

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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