Christmas before Tinsel and Turkey

Celebrate the festive season in traditional Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants' Quarters dressed for a Christmas before tinsel and turkey.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Walk through the different rooms decorated for a 19th-century Christmas and discover traditions both old and new. Learn about the history of Christmas trees, find out what the most popular presents would have been and play some traditional family games.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Petworth

Prices

Main season: 26 March 2019 - 3 November 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.90 £14.40
Child £8.00 £7.20
Family £39.80 £36.00
Group Adult N/A £13.50
Winter 4 November 2019 - 18 March 2020
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.45
Family £30.00 £27.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note the Pleasure Grounds are now included in the admission charge to the property. 

Car parking charge is £4, free to NT members. 

 

 

 

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Christmas before Tinsel and Turkey

Sun 08 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Celebrate the festive season in traditional Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants' Quarters dressed for a Christmas before tinsel and turkey.

Turner at Petworth

Mon 06 Jan 2020
10:00-16:00
Whilst other rooms of the house are closed for conservation, this winter we will explore the fascinating story of the painter J.M.W. Turner.

Skyscape Exhibition 11-17 January

Sat 11 Jan 2020
10:30-10:45
Showcasing nearly 40 objects from the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Skyscape is a unique exhibition focusing on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art.

Skyscape Exhibition 18-24 January

Sat 18 Jan 2020
10:30-10:45
Showcasing nearly 40 objects from the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Skyscape is a unique exhibition focusing on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art.

Skyscape Exhibition 25-31 January

Sat 25 Jan 2020
10:30-10:45
Showcasing nearly 40 objects from the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Skyscape is a unique exhibition focusing on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art.

Skyscape Exhibition 1-7 February

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:30-10:45
Showcasing nearly 40 objects from the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Skyscape is a unique exhibition focusing on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art.