A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens


Things to see and do

Two miniature ballerina dresses designed by Vin Burnham, standing in front of the ornamental mirror in the Whistler Room at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Christmas at Mottisfont 

26 November - 3 January: the Twelve Days of Christmas come alive at Mottisfont. Discover decorated rooms and gardens inspired by the classic song, from the glittery dresses of ‘nine ladies dancing’ to beautiful bird decorations. A new activity trail takes families through all the song’s famous verses.

Upcoming events

Christmas at Mottisfont: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Join in the fun this festive season as The Twelve Days of Christmas come alive at Mottisfont.

Rex Whistler: more than murals exhibition

Sat 14 Jan 2017
A major exhibition exploring the talents of Rex Whistler, on display at the home of his final great artwork.

February half-term trail: scribbles and sketches

Sat 18 Feb 2017
Discover your inner artist with a creative activity trail inspired by the artist Rex Whistler.

Little Adventurers

Thu 02 Mar 2017
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.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Sat 08 Apr 2017
Complete brain teasers and craft activities with your family and earn yourself a delicious chocolate prize.

Discovering Britain: the Shell Heritage Art Collection exhibition

Sat 06 May 2017
Iconic images of the British landscape, commissioned by Shell for their highly successful advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Eating and shopping

Cafe staff preparing mince pies at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Eating and shopping at Mottisfont 

Treat yourself to lunch or a tasty snack from one of our cafés while you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings. Take a look at our shop and plant centre in the Welcome Centre to discover a great range of gifts, and browse for second-hand books in the Stables.



Group on a guided tour, Mottisfont, Hampshire

Arrange a group visit 

Enjoy exploring the estate, take in our exhibitions, discover our rose garden or simply admire the house: we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.



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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