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Mompesson House

The Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EL
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Mompesson House is a Queen Anne townhouse in the heart of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close with a homely atmosphere and welcoming proportions. Highlights include the magnificent plasterwork, fine period furniture and the Turnbull collection of English eighteenth century drinking glasses. It’s easy to imagine living here as you walk down the graceful oak staircase or relax on a window seat.

The hidden and tranquil garden is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Salisbury. The garden tea-room offers light bites, teas, coffees and locally baked cakes. There is also a shop in the courtyard that has a range of gifts for you and your home.


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult 2019 - Adult£7.50 per ticket
Child 2019 - Child£3.75 per ticket
Family 2019 - Family£18.75 per ticket
Garden only adult 2019 - Adult£1.00 per ticket
Garden only child - Child£0.75 per ticket
Garden only family - Family£3.75 per ticket
Gift Aid Adult 2019 - Adult£8.40
Gift Aid Child 2019 - Child£4.20
Gift Aid Family 2019 - Family£21.00
Groups Adult 2019 - Concession£7.10 per ticket

Free to National Trust members with a valid membership card.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located in the Cathedral Close. Nearest major roads are M3; M27; A36 and A303. Follow signs to Salisbury. Park and Ride sites are located on A36 west of Salisbury; A345 near Old Sarum to the north of the city; A30 London Road - also in a northerly direction and the A338 south of Salisbury on the Downton/Ringwood/Bournemouth road.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Salisbury station, 10 min walk. From station turn right into Mill Road. Continue along this road and Cranebridge Road to city centre. At High Street traffic lights turn right into Cathedral Close. First right, house is on right.All Salisbury city centre bus routes within easy walking distance.



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print guide, Braille guides, scented plants.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access - ground floor of house, garden and tea room.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - Garden tea room, for 20. Light lunch and teas.

Establishment Features

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction - house
  • Outdoor Attraction - garden

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Spanish spoken
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - City centre pay and display car parks.

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Group bookings accepted only during normal opening hours.
  • JCB (Japanese Corporate Banking) accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Braille printed material
  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

2019 (9 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
2019 winter (23 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019)
Monday - WednesdayClosed*
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 15:30*

* Last entry to the house is 30 minutes before closing.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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Recent Reviews:

  • paulsR8909MH
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very enjoyable visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st April 2019
    We have walked past many times and we now had the time and opportunity to actually go in. We are members so cannot comment on the price. The staff were all helpful and friendly. We had a really... Read full review
  • Ian C
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A beautiful 18th century house with personal histories
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd April 2019
    Salisbury's Cathedral Close, originally built to house the cathedral clergy, is the largest cathedral close in Britain. It is an oasis in the hurly burly of modern Salisbury. Mompesson House was... Read full review
  • runningwild32
    united kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A small piece of history
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th April 2019
    This is one of the smaller National Trust proprties we have visited but this should not detract from the history of a family who made this their home. This was a true family home and brought to life... Read full review


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019

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