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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

Three Witches Ball at Petworth House 

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 01798 342207 or email petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Spot the Spaniel

Spot the Spaniel 2014 in Petworth park © Colin Barker

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.
 

Snapshot Tours

Snapshot tours at Petworth House © National Trust

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.

 

50 Things

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

This summer, we’re encouraging young explorers to discover their wild side and get closer to nature. Pond dip for bugs or build the best den ever, scale a tree or fly a big kite, there are loads of outdoor adventures and plenty of rewards too.

Download 50 things planner for Hants & West Sussex.

Collection highlights

Petworth is part of the Accredited Museum Status Scheme © NTPL/Stuart Cox

Petworth House plays host to the one of the largest collections of art and sculpture in the whole of the National Trust. You can admire objects from our world-famous collection online. Or come and see us for a closer look.

Conservation on a grand scale

Reynolds conservation in action underway at Petworth House

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.

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