Inside the castle walls
Discover the intricate plaster frieze in the Chevy Chase room, armour and weapons in the Garrison Room and a model of the Mount made of champagne corks by a former butler. Meet St Aubyn in a series of portraits and set your sights on spectacular views from the castle turrets.
Terraced beds boasting tender exotic plants tier steeply to the ocean's edge. Romantics can find the Medicago plant that came to the island in the wedding bouquet of the first Lady St Levan; children on a free trail can follow clues to a prize; and garden enthusiasts can buy a living piece of paradise to take home.
Island life today
Visit a living island community where the harbourside village is a hive of everyday activity.
In its heyday as a busy port, the island population swelled to 300. Today visitors come and go, and St Michael's Mount is a much-loved home of the St Aubyn family and over 30 islanders.
History and legend
Go back in time to a monastery, a fortress, a port and a family home.
Witness gun batteries and suits of armour that hark back to the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War. Visit the Bronze Age Hoard exhibition. See a Joshua Reynolds portrait of the 5th Sir John St Aubyn, displayed in 2013 for the first time in 200 years after a successful bid at Christies, and the 600-year-old Syon Seal gifted to the St Aubyn family at the end of 2012.