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Montacute House

Montacute House

Montacute House


Find out how to get to Montacute House, admission costs and opening hours throughout the year.

Room by room

Prepare your visit to the House by exploring its collections room by room.

The Unknown Portraits Project

The Unknown Portraits Project is a collaboration between several organisations in the south west to create a series of interpretative performance pieces.


Step into The Frame
A Resource for Teachers of History and other subjects at Key Stage 3 using Tudor and Jacobean portraits at Montacute House.
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Family Trail
Let Jack the pet monkey of  Elizabeth Stuart be your guide and take you on a journey through Montacute House.
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In focus downloadable guides
Read the 'pick up’ text available in the Long Gallery at Montacute House.
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Talking heads

Short films featuring volunteer guides from Montacute House, sharing their favourite portraits.