Mottisfont - National Trust

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Set amidst glorious countryside along the River Test, this 12th century Augustinian priory was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and still retains the spring or "font" from which its name is derived. The key attraction is the grounds with magnificent trees, walled gardens and the National Collection of Old-fashioned Roses, at their best in mid-June

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

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Drawing room decorated by Rex Whistler and Derek Hill's 20th century picture collection

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Exhibition: The Schlee Collection: Drawings from Henry Moore to David Hockney

  • 23 April — 31 May 2016 *on now

An intriguing exhibition of drawings and sketches from a variety of famous twentieth-century artists, alongside some of Mottisfont's own collection of drawings. This major private collection exploring drawing and mark-making was recently donated to Southampton City Art Gallery, and is rarely seen in public.

What to bring/wear: Dress for the weather. The gallery can get hot on sunny days

Accessibility: There is no wheelchair access.
There is an i-pad available with all of the pictures and information for those unable to climb the stairs


Normal admission charges apply


Mottisfont - National Trust
nr Romsey
SO51 0LP





01794 340757

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