What's on midweek at Mottisfont

Visitors walk in front of the house at Mottisfont, Hampshire, surrounded by trees with autumn leaves

If you'd prefer to avoid the crowds, we recommend a weekday visit to Mottisfont. Enjoy our exhibitions in your own time, soak up eight centuries of history in the house or take a peaceful stroll along riverside pathways.

We’re open every day from 10am-5pm; the house and gallery open at 11am. Weekends, especially Sundays, tend to be our busiest days. You'll get more peace and quiet if you visit on a weekday, outside of school holidays.

Things to see and do

Take a look at our current exhibition: 

A painting of waves crashing on rocks by artist Bron Stubbington

The Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2018 

Saturday 15 September - Sunday 11 November: an exciting mix of almost 100 works, submitted by artists from all backgrounds and selected by a panel of arts specialists. The exhibition showcases a fascinating variety of media and styles, from drawings and paintings to sculpture, other 3D works, and several textile pieces.

Find out more about our house and history:

Visit the lower ground floor of the house to find out how and why Mottisfont developed from a priory into a country home over the years. From here you can step into the vaulted cellarium, the giant ‘larder’ of the 13th-century priory.

Armchairs and sofas before a fireplace in the Morning Room inside Mottisfont, Hampshire

Discover our house 

An 18th-century building with a medieval priory at its heart, the house was transformed into a comfortable, neo-classical home in the 1930s. Highlights include an extraordinary room painted with murals by Rex Whistler and a permanent display of 20th century art. Look out for hints of medieval history, including a vaulted Cellarium - a backdrop in scenes of the recent BBC adaptation of Dracula.

Take a stroll around the grounds:

A mid-week visit is perfect for a stroll around the grounds at your own pace. Take in the beauty of our ancient trees, the peace of the secretive walled gardens, and walk alongside the crystal-clear river.

There are picnic benches and garden seats dotted around the grounds if you want to pause and admire the views.

You can wander at will, or try one of our daily walks and talks, led by a friendly team of volunteer guides.

Eating and shopping