The House

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Take a tour

Delve deeper into our history and collection by hiring a multimedia tour or downloading our app. You’ll see history come to life.

Discover our history

As both a family home and a house of art, Petworth has a rich and varied history. From executions to artists, you’re sure to be surprised.

For families

There are lots of activities for families in the house, you can hire a family multimedia tour, see if you can spot the hidden spaniels and discover our children’s treasure chests.

Get a bit closer to Chaucer

The detail of the Chaucer Manuscript

Come to the Somerset Room to see our handwritten copy of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales or flick through the pages online and read it yourself.

The first 300 pages

The second 300 pages

A spotlight on our incredible collection

The Last Judgement by William Blake

The Last Judgement by William Blake

We have so many fascinating pieces in our collection it is hard to know which to choose. This time we are looking indepth at one of the paintings at Petworth which has recently been on loan.