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 hedgehog illustration from the Ladybird book 'What To Look For In Summer’

A British Summerscape Exhibition at Mottisfont  

We’re pleased welcome you back to Monttisfont’s gallery this summer for our summer exhibition running from 24 July to 5 September 2021. Eighteen original watercolours from Ladybird’s 1950s and 1960s book series ‘What To Look For In Summer’ are on show for nature lovers to explore, offering a delightful new perspective on the world.

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. Discover extraordinary illusions created by Rex Whistler, a collection of 20th century paintings, and a small focus show on Walter Sickert in the Red Room.

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.

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