Mompesson House is the largest house on Choristers’ Green in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close and is one of the most warm and welcoming. Its beauty was captured on film, with the Queen Anne townhouse being featured in the award-winning movie Sense and Sensibility.
It was built in 1701 for Charles Mompesson and is now managed by the National Trust.
The interior features beautiful mid-18th-century plasterwork fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this property. The Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses which is housed here is of national importance.
The secluded walled garden is an unexpected haven of tranquility in the centre of Salisbury, with pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders. The layout was originally designed by Denis Martineau who lived at Mompesson House from 1952 to 1975 and although a renovation has taken place to enhance the planting, little has changed over the years.
Please note visits to the house require pre-booking.
Tickets - Free for under 5's.
Parking - There is some parking on the Museum's forecourt for orange or blue badge holders. One space by the front door is reserved for use only by those with a disability. Park and ride available from five sites just on the outskirts of the city. Some disabled parking is also available at Mompesson - phone 01722 335659 for more information.
Toilets - Two toilets in the corner of the courtyard (one is accessible with baby changing facilities).
Dogs - Assistance dogs only.
Accessibility - Please note there are three shallow steps at the front door but alternative level access is available - please ask at reception desk. Ground floor accessible. Level access to tea-room and garden. Manual wheelchair available to borrow - please ask at reception desk.