Mottisfont

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

Celebrating the roses

Thu 27 Jun 2019
09:00-17:00
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

'A Good Year for the Roses' exhibition - The Caravan Gallery

Thu 27 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
An outdoor exhibition of quirky, colourful portraits taken in our famous rose gardens during summer 2018.

Exhibition: Plants Portrayed

Thu 27 Jun 2019
11:00-17:00
A selection of contemporary botanical illustrations from the collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Exhibition: For the Time Being

Thu 27 Jun 2019
11:00-17:00
Ceramics, prints and artist books from a one-year residency by artists Eileen White and Suna Imre.

Beano Time Travellers activity trail

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
Whizz back to Mottisfont’s past with favourite Beano characters on an exclusive trail created for us by the comic.

Beano Time Travellers exhibition

Sat 20 Jul 2019
11:00-17:00
Travel through Beano’s history of mischief and mayhem in this vibrant new exhibition.
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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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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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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