Mottisfont, National Trust


About This Attraction

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.

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.

Why should I visit?

    • A host of indoor and outdoor activities make this the perfect all-weather activity, suitable for all ages.
    • A breathtaking country home, steeped in 800 years of history and crafted from a medieval priory, with gorgeous murals by Rex Whistler.
    • Inspirational art exhibitions all year round in the gallery with a range of seasonal events including outdoor theatre performances.
    • Riverside gardens and acres of woodland that bring new surprises every season, including a world-famous rose collection that blooms annually in early summer and a Winter garden.
    • Supported by the National Trust, to ensure this national landmark continues to delight for centuries to come.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Next event

Rose season

30th May 2022 - 2nd Jul 2022


Mottisfont is home to the extraordinary National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which flower just once a year, reaching their peak... 

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Where to find us


Mottisfont, National Trust
Nr Romsey
SO51 0LP

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By car

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 signs posted to Stockbridge then and follow signs to Romsey (A3057). Approximately 3 miles from Stockbridge you drive through a village called Kings Somborne; continue to 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.


Free parking is available on site with around 400 spaces and dedicated disabled parking. Use Sat Nav SO51 0LN to reach the car park.

By train

Mottisfont & Dunbridge station is just over a mile away on foot, across fields and some country roads. Head north from the station, following the signs directing you to Mottisfont. Look out for the fingerpost sign which directs you into a field on the right. Follow the path upward through the field, crossing into a second field via a gate at the top of the hill. Continue to follow the path, which will lead you across and out of the field to join onto Hatt Lane. Head right here until you meet a small junction which joins Hatt Lane up to Oakley Road. Turn right along this road, following the finger post to Mottisfont. Keep following this road until you can turn into the visitor car park on your left.

Kids activities

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  • Seasonal activity trails available in school holidays, and spotter trails inside the house.
  • Designated children’s play areas in the grounds.
  • Family friendly map available at entry point, indicating play areas and picnic areas.
  • Wild climbing bog in Mottisfont’s Abbey stream and water play area nearby the River Test.
  • Children’s menu available in catering outlets.