A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this 18th-century house with a medieval priory at its heart. Maud Russell made Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and create works inspired by Mottisfont’s past, including an extraordinary drawing-room painted by Rex Whistler. Those artistic traditions are continued today, with a permanent 20th-century art collection and major exhibitions in the top-floor gallery. Outside, carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. The world-famous collection of old-fashioned roses flowers once a year in June. Winding paths meander through stately trees, with the sound of water never far away. There’s space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.
Open 10am-5pm (4pm during winter) daily, except 24 and 25 December. Please check www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont for opening hours before visiting.
Free entry for National Trust members and under 5s. Adult £15.00 with Gift Aid, 13.60 standard; Child £7.50 with Gift Aid, £6.80 standard; Family £37.50 with Gift Aid, £34.00 standard.
- National Trust
If travelling on M27, take junction 2 or 3 (M271) following signs to Romsey. Once you have reached Romsey, follow signs to Stockbridge (A3057). 3.5 miles down the A3057 turn left, following the brown tourist information signs to Mottisfont. If traveling on the M3, take junction 8 – A303 towards Andover. Follow the road signposted to Stockbridge and follow signs to Romsey (A3057). Approximately 3 miles from Stockbridge you drive through a village called Kings Somborne; drive through the village on the same road. Approximately 2 miles further on you will see a brown tourist information road sign on the right to Mottisfont. Mottisfont & Dunbridge train station is just over a mile away on foot, via a public access footpath across fields (which may contain livestock) and some country roads.
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Gardens open to public
- Parking for coaches
- Parking for disabled available
- Picnic area
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
- Children's play area
- High chairs in café/restaurant
- Dogs welcome
- Public car park
- Wi-fi available
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Events and resources for children and families
- General guide to collections available
- Information point provided
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Activities for pre-school children
- Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
- Online teaching materials available
- Primary school education service available
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