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Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection
The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings.
Inside, the house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.
The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms.
On weekdays additional rooms in the house are open by kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont.
11 January to 14 March 2014 Admire 40 stunning watercolours and drawings made around Petworth by the great British landscape artist John Constable. Most were made during his two visits to the house in 1834, when he famously described Petworth as the ‘house of art’.
Booking essential: Adults £12, children £6 (including members), please call 0844 249 1895.
Join us for our spectacular Christmas event ‘A Festive Feast for the Eyes’ and discover the atmospheric historic kitchens dressed with the makings of an imaginary feast surrounded by eccentric decorations, dramatic lighting, and figures in extraordinary costumes. Don’t miss our exciting children’s events too.
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