Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart

What's on

Upcoming events

Castlereagh: Life & Legacy Exhibition

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
A new exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822) opens at Mount Stewart from 8 August 2022.

Come Out and Play family fun trail

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-16:30
From the 4th July to 28th August, explore our fun packed family trail.

Ceremony & Inclusion Exhibition

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:30
This exhibition shares the story of coronations, and how the Stewart family of Mount Stewart have been involved for over two centuries.

Daily House Tour

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:30
Visitors are the guests of Edith, Lady Londonderry, and will explore her eclectic home and story.

Castlereagh: Life & Legacy Tour

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:30-12:30
A new exhibition tour to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822) opens at Mount Stewart from 13 August 2022.

Wednesdays in the Woods

Wed 17 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Head up to the natural play area for Wednesdays in the woods this summer.

Preparing for your visit – Mount Stewart FAQ’s

Get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about visiting Mount Stewart.

A girl enjoys geocaching in the great outdoors

Come out and play! Summer Activities for all the family at Mount Stewart 

Go geocaching, spot red squirrels and help build a den with a summer of family fun at Mount Stewart. Discover lots of things for families to see and do with woodland adventures on the County Down estate.

Visitor on a mobility scooter visiting Mount Stewart Trailhead

Accessibility at Mount Stewart  

Everyone is welcome at Mount Stewart and we want to ensure that all our visitors enjoy their day out with us. We have lots of information on this page to help you plan your visit.

CYP Leaflet

Children's and Young People's Hub  

Find out more about our Pre-bookable activities for schools and youth groups. Choose from self-led to fully facilitated experiences.

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Things to see and do

A swan and cygnets swimming in the lake

Summer at Mount Stewart 

The gardens, woodland and lake are flourishing with wildlife this summer. Look out for the swans and cygnets on the lake.

Treasures of Mount Stewart

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History

The mountstewart yacht with Theresa, Lady Londonderry on board

Mystery of the Mountstewart 

Learn about the tragic disappearance of the Mountstewart yacht on Strangford Lough on 11 April 1895 that resulted in the loss of eight lives, including six servants from Mount Stewart.

Details of three portraits

Addressing the National Trust's colonial links 

Mount Stewart, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, has direct links to colonialism. Learn more about what we are doing to address the histories of slavery and colonialism and to acknowledge their impact and legacies.

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Wildlife

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Eating and shopping

Enjoy something delicious in the Tea-Room

Eating at Mount Stewart 

The Tea-Room is open for sit in or take-away, with a delicious new menu and a great selection of drinks including wine, beer and non-alcoholic beer. If you like your coffee on the go, the kiosk will be open every day for take-away drinks and light snacks.

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Our work

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Get involved

CYP Leaflet

Children's and Young People's Hub  

Find out more about our Pre-bookable activities for schools and youth groups. Choose from self-led to fully facilitated experiences.

Get involved at Mount Stewart

Volunteering at Mount Stewart 

Volunteers are involved in the life of Mount Stewart at every turn: you will find them working in the gardens and out on the demesne, caring for the historic collection in the house and welcoming visitors to our various events. They help in our shop, tell the stories of this special place, prepare delicious refreshments in our tearoom and are the reason why our second hand bookshop is so successful. Behind the scenes they support our business administration team. They bring their life experience, commitment and craic and help us to do more and reach further and we love them for it!

Red squirrel at Mount Stewart

Help protect the Red Squirrels  

Donate today and your contribution will go towards both the immediate short-term supplementary feed and monitoring of the red squirrel recovering population and our longer term woodland management to restore the habitats and biodiversity needed for a functioning woodland ecosystem.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Mount Stewart on the National Trust Collections website