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Notice: 27 Aug: There will be no roof tours running on Wednesdays and Thursdays until the 24 Sept. Please be aware that there will be construction work taking place in the Courtyard until the end of September as we replace a large section of the roof of Petworth House. Scaffolding will be erected and this may affect the levels of natural light when viewing some of the state rooms.
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.
You can enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to see panoramic views of the historic deer park, South Downs and beyond from the top of the mansion roof.
This opportunity is thanks to our major re-roofing project. We're replacing and area of the roof the size of three tennis courts ensuring that the house is watertight for many generations to come.
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Over the course of the next two years, a series of major conservation and curatorial projects are happening at Petworth House.
The roof is undergoing much needed restoration; over 200 paintings are being relit with more energy-efficient picture lights and we have lots of new tours and workshops going on.