Things to see and do


What's on

Three Inch Fools theatre group

Open air theatre at Stourhead 

Join the Three Inch Fools as they dust off their instruments and step back into the great outdoors with two productions this summer: Twelfth Night and The Gunpowder Plot.

Visitors enjoying a light show

Christmas at Stourhead 2022 

A brand new after-dark illuminated trail through the festive landscape garden.

Upcoming events

Guided Garden Walks

Tue 05 Jul 2022
Discover what the Genius of the place means at Stourhead

Walled Garden Talks

Sat 09 Jul 2022
Join our Walled Garden Talks and learn about the botanical side of Stourhead, both past and present.

Let's Play at Stourhead

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer play pavilion. Available until the end of the summer holidays, you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way to play.

Guided Estate Walks

Fri 29 Jul 2022
Join a member of our Walks and Talks volunteer team and explore our wider estate.

Twelfth Night

Fri 12 Aug 2022
The Three Inch Fools are dusting down their musical instruments and hitting the road with Shakespeare’s riotous comedy, Twelfth Night.

The Gunpowder Plot

Sat 13 Aug 2022
The Three Inch Fools hit the road with a bang. Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history.

Eating and shopping


Places to stay

Stay with us at Stourhead


Our work

Wessex hillforts


Art and collections

Detail of the Pope's Cabinet, 1742, Stourhead

The Pope's Cabinet 

A new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – shares the stories behind some remarkable objects and takes readers on a journey through time, starting with Roman sculpture and ending with 20th-century design. Stourhead is home to three of these treasures, including the Pope's Cabinet. Find out what makes it so special. 

Our collections

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