Montacute House | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Montacute House

  • Montacute
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Montacute House was built at the end of the 16th century and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England. Whether the kids want to be inspired by the art and history inside, or just run and explore, this place is worth a visit!

The Long Gallery is the longest of its kind in England and has a number of Tudor and Elizabethan portraits displayed, which are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. There is a lot to see, including nine carved statues of warrior men, one of which is King Arthur, who keeps watch over the house. The kids can also ask one of the friendly guides why the front is the back and vice versa when it comes to the gardens, plus take a look at the wibbly wobbly English yew hedges!

The guided tour is free and gives you and the kids an excellent chance to learn about Tudor life, plus the history of the house and its owners through time, so if you're coming at it from an educational perspective for school agers there's certainly plenty of fascinating information on hand to fill out extra credit reports and whatnot!

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Opening hours

Garden 10:00 - 17:00 
House 11:00 - 16:00

Opening hours vary depending on the season, so please check the with the attraction before you go

Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £12.00
Kids from £6.00
Family from £30.00
One-Adult Family from £18.00

Please check the attraction's website for prices as seasonal variations apply

Travel & Contact Information

Address

, Montacute, Somerset and Bristol, TA15 6XP, England

Phone number

01935 823289

Map

Website

Click here to visit Montacute House's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Montacute House is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Montacute House has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Montacute House has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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