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School and group visits to Montacute House

Seven visitors walking away from the camera as they explore the east court garden at Montacute, Somerset. Borders of shrubs line the path as they walk towards a stone balustrade and pavilion with the parkland stretching away into the distance.
Visitors beside the border in the East Court | © National Trust Images/John Millar

With its golden exterior, Montacute House is a beacon of Elizabethan flamboyance. There’s so much for groups to see, from the National Trust's oldest tapestry, wibbly wobbly hedges, formal garden, and acres of parkland to explore.

Visiting Montacute House as a group

There’s plenty of room to spread out at Montacute House and you could easily spend a whole day. However, don’t forget Barrington Court, Lytes Cary and Tintinhull Gardens are close by and, with easy access from the A303, can be the perfect combination to visit.

Whether your interests are architecture or gardens, domestic interiors or faces from the past, you will find plenty to enthral.

Group benefits

Especially for groups (15+ people):

  • Reduced admission price to house and garden
  • Free coach parking
A long driveway stretches away to the golden stoned Montacute House. The drive way is lined with an avenue of trees and half way down a group of visitors are walking towards the house.
Visitors on the drive to the west front at Montacute House | © National Trust Images/John Millar

School groups

Self-led school groups are welcome at Montacute House. Please contact us and we'll be able to advise you of the resources available for schools, home learning, parents, carers or anyone who might find it useful. The resources can be used in the classroom, at home or for a pre-booked, self-led site visit. It is aimed at KS2 + KS3 learners but you can easily adapt the information for different learning stages, abilities and needs.

Get in touch

If you'd like more information for either school or group visits or to make a booking, please contact us at or on 01935 823289 during normal office hours.

View of the east side of Montacute House from Cedar Lawn with sunshine hitting the house

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