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Notice: Advance warning for motorists: Road closures, Saturday 13th September Due to the ‘Tour of Britain’ cycle event, road closures will be in place from 11am – 12 noon in Petworth. Please plan your visit accordingly or go to http://www.chichester.gov.uk/TourofBritain for further information.

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 0844 2491895 or book online

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.
 

Witch Craft?

Enroll in Petworth Houseâ¿¿s sorcerorâ¿¿s academy © NTPL/Naomi Goggin

Wed 29 - Fri 31 October

Enroll in the sorcerer academy at Petworth House this autumn, and attend secret spellbinding sessions. You can create magical creatures, powerful potions and conjure spooky spells with your newly decorated wand. Collect your sorcerer’s certificate when you complete all the magical tasks.

Sessions run 11am - 12.30pm & 2 - 3.30pm

Booking is essential 01798 342207 or petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Countryfile comes to Petworth

Countryfile comes to Petworth House  © National Trust / Jo Lee

Countryfile comes to Petworth House

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

Timothy Spall recreates The Artist and his Admirers as Turner at Petworth © Simon Mein/Thin Man Films

Timothy Spall recreates The Artist and his Admirers as Turner at Petworth

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.

Join the 2014 Great British Walk

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn. It's a great time of year to explore the outdoors and discover the beautiful palette of colours this season has to offer. We have created the JMW Turner Walking Trail, following the footsteps of the great artist. Take in the views that inspired him on our 'Through Turner's Eyes' downloadable trail. 

If you're more inspired by ancient trees, find out all about our 1000 year old friends on our ancient tree walk.

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