A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Upcoming events

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler family trail

Fri 28 Jul 2017
Explore our grounds with a fun family trail accompanying our Gruffalo and Friends exhibition.

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition

Fri 28 Jul 2017
See some of Axel Scheffler's best-loved illustrations, from the Gruffalo to Stick Man, in this family friendly exhibition.

Family activities: Gruffalo sculpture

Tue 01 Aug 2017
Get involved with making a big Gruffalo sculpture.

Outdoor theatre: the Secret Garden

Wed 09 Aug 2017
Heartbreak Productions present their take on the classic children's story.

Family activities: Gruffalo mural

Tue 29 Aug 2017
Get involved with making a big Gruffalo mural.

Kaffe Fassett's Colour at Mottisfont exhibition

Sat 16 Sep 2017
Celebrating the dazzling work of world-renowned artist Kaffe Fassett, this vibrant exhibition showcases a wide range of textiles from a career spanning over 50 years.

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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.