Is Mottisfont Open?
Covid-19 Update: The gardens, cafe, bookshop, and house are open! Opening times are 10am-4pm. Advanced booking is still recommended, particularly for weekends and school holidays. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.
Mottisfont House, Art Gallery and Estate
Whether you’re looking for a romantic day out, a fun day with the kids, or a day spent with the family, then historic Mottisfont house, art gallery and estate offers the perfect picturesque destination. Also known as Mottisfont Abbey, the house is full of surprises, with new events throughout the year and exhibitions in the art gallery.
Mottisfont’s history stretches back to 1201 and over the last 800 years it has played host to many varied owners, all of whom have influenced the house in their own unique ways. From the house’s origins as a medieval priory, to its last owner Maud Russell who shaped it into a modern country home, Mottisfont is steeped in history, ready for you to explore.
Throughout the house’s history it has hosted some of the world’s finest artists and five times a year plays host to fantastic exhibitions of contemporary and classic art. Filled with sights that intrigue and delight, Mottisfont is the ideal destination for art lovers, history buffs and those that want to see one of the National Trust’s most popular properties.
Step outside into Mottisfont gardens and estate to be treated to another visual delight, the beautiful riverside gardens. From spring bulbs, to rich autumn leaves and a vibrant walled rose garden, the estate captivates the senses any time of year. There’s plenty to see and do with ample space to run, jump and play for all ages.
Children can enjoy Mottisfont’s wildlife and wild play areas, including the climbing bog and water play, which houses their ‘Pump, Pool and Paddle’ area. Relive childhood fun with your own kids by playing pooh sticks on one of several bridges over the river. Or, they can explore the outdoor spotter trails and indoor exhibitions for younger audiences that are held every summer.
Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the art gallery, new events in the estate and to discover the newly bloomed flowers in the garden.
Below we’ve compiled exclusive Mottisfont vouchers, parking information and things to do.
Spring – Autumn: 10am – 5pm.
Winter: 10am – 4pm. House and gallery open at 11am. Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Whole property closed 24 and 25 December. Gallery closes for short periods in between exhibitions. Late opening during rose season (garden only), telephone for details.
Adult – £16
Child – £8
Family – £40
1 Adult Family – £24
(Seasonal prices apply. Please check with the attraction for the most updated pricing)
Mottisfont has two cafes for when you feel peckish and plenty of places for a picnic.