Skip to content

Christmas at Mompesson House

The exterior of Mompesson House, Wiltshire, in winter, dusted with a light covering of snow.
Snow covering Mompesson House | © National Trust / Emma James

Six our of our seven rooms will be decorated and open, including upstairs. Visit from Thursday 23 November to Saturday 23 December, Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 3.30pm (last entry at 3pm). Normal admission charge only.

What is Christmas at Mompesson?

For the first time Mompesson will be open upstairs and downstairs for Christmas. Enter the world of A Christmas Carol through Scrooge's front door and work your way through the story, from Scrooge's bedroom all the way to the Cratchits' house and Charles Dickens' study! Find the giant Christmas tree in the Large Drawing Room, dress up in the Library or sit at the Cratchits' table for a Christmas feast.

You can book a wreath workshop with private access to the house on Monday 4 December. Booking is available at the bottom of this page.

Family fun at Christmas

Throughout Christmas we'll have a free activity sheet to keep little minds occupied.

On weekends we'll have free storytelling sessions in the second-hand bookshop in the morning and afternoon with a family-friendly version of A Christmas Carol.

Our rooms will be decorated and suitable for all ages, with a variety of dressing up available in the Library. Suggested age range 4+.

Eating and shopping at Mompesson this Christmas

The tea-room and second-hand bookshop will be open as usual at Mompesson this Christmas. Get cosy with a blanket and hot drink or festive treat in the tea-room and pop in to the bookshop to find a quirky Christmas present.

A large wreath made of greenery and pinecones on the front door at Mompesson House, Wiltshire
Wreath on the front door at Mompesson House | © National Trust / Emma James


Christmas at Mompesson includes two of the rooms upstairs and the Library, which is not accessible to motorised wheelchairs. Printed guides to these rooms will be available as well as a video walkthrough.

Our Studio bookshop has seating and is a quiet zone. We also have children's ear defenders available to borrow at the front door.

There is seating throughout the house available for visitors.