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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.
Three Witches Ball
Sat 1 Nov 7pm-late
A delightfully dark and decadent country house ball in the sensational state rooms of Petworth House.
Summon fiendish friends and don dramatic costumes for an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing. Festivities begin in the Chapel Courtyard, with a surprise display of flamboyance. A traditional ball supper then follows, alongside cabaret in the Carved Room and dancing 'til the witching hour to the sassy sounds of the Brighton-based Swing Ninjas.
To secure your tickets, please call 0844 2491895
Spot the Spaniel
Sun 28 Sept, 11am - 4pm
Embrace Autumn in style and come along to the family 'Spot the Spaniel' fun day in Petworth Park. Four-legged friends will love the have-a-go activities, canine competitions and doggy demonstrations, and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the range of fabulous food and stalls to browse in the Park. Join in with the Big Petworth Park Dog Walk too, in support of our local charity Canine Partners.
Discover more about the fascinating history of Petworth House and Park, by joining one of our special 'Snapshot Tours' on Thursdays and Fridays from March to October. Tours are £5 per person and last approximately 45 minutes.
Countryfile comes to Petworth
Comedian and keen wildlife photographer Bill Bailey and zoologist and natural history presenter Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek joined John Craven and crew to film the BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition final, at Petworth House and Park.
The theme for the competition was 'Animal Magic’ so Petworth - with its close ties to art and nature – was an obvious location to choose.
The trio of presenters gathered at the 700 acre estate to select the best 12 pictures which will feature in the Countryfile Calendar for 2015. The calendar will be sold in aid of BBC Children in Need.
On the big screen - Mr Turner
Petworth House and Park is very proud to have featured in Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh’s film about the artist JMW Turner starring Timothy Spall.
The magnificent house was the home of one of Turner’s greatest patrons – George Wyndham, third Earl of Egremont – who bought and commissioned twenty paintings from the artist which can still be enjoyed at Petworth today and are an integral part of its celebrated art collection. Read more and watch an exclusive interview with Mike Leigh.
Conservation on a grand scale
A major new conservation project is underway at Petworth House and Park, deep in the heart of the Sussex Downs.
Click here to watch the team in action.