Mottisfont

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Plan your visit

Upcoming events

Family trail: spot the scarecrows

Wed 16 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
Different scarecrows are hiding all around the grounds as part of our harvest celebrations.

Harvest time

Wed 16 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
A seasonal celebration of autumn harvests and produce from around the grounds and estate.

Exhibition: Portraits from the Derek Hill Collection

Wed 16 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Showcasing some of the key portrait works from Mottisfont’s permanent 20th century art collection, including Edgar Degas and Georges Seurat.

Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan: Snapping the Sixties exhibition

Wed 16 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Iconic portraits from some of Britain’s most famous photographers, who were each central to the vibrant photographic scene of 'Swinging London'.

Land art

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
Make mobiles and other outdoor artworks from natural found materials.

Art installation: Pilgrim

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
A sound installation by Hywel Davies, inspired by Mottisfont as a place of pilgrimage.
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Eating and shopping

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History

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.

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Our work

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Get involved

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Groups

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.

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Learning

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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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.

Our collections

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