Stourhead house: the Hoare family home
The house at Stourhead is open daily from from 11am - 3pm. Visits are limited and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit. Please join the queue at the front door of the house anytime from 11am on the day of your visit to gain admission.
On a plateau of high ground Stourhead house was built and became home to generations of the Hoare family. Their house in the country was seen as an escape from London and truly became their family home.
Visiting the house at Stourhead
The house at Stourhead is open daily from 11am - 3pm, with last entry at 3pm.
We continue to manage the number of visitors in the house at any one time to prevent over-crowding, and as a result are not able to guarantee admission for all visitors to Stourhead. To enjoy a visit to the house please join the queue at the front door anytime between 11am and 3pm, where a member of the team will welcome you.
To keep you safe hand sanitising gel will be made available on entry and exit.
To prevent over-crowding some items have been temporarily taken off display and the South Apartments remain closed.
Face coverings are recommended in crowded areas but not compulsory.
Our stair climber will be available for wheelchair users/less mobile visitors, with a covid-safe plan in place. We ask that visitors email Stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk or phone 01747 841152 ahead of their visit in order to use this service.
Thanks to Henry and Alda, Stourhead once again became a family home, but they were distraught when they lost their only son, Harry, during the First World War. In 1946 Stourhead was given to the National Trust to care for and look after for future generations to enjoy.
Today the main floor of the house is open for visitors to explore and discover this much-loved family home.