Behind the Scenes Tours

Discover some of Petworth's hidden gems with one of our knowledgeable guides on a 'behind the scenes tour'. Tours include the bedrooms or estate offices.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover some of Petworth's hidden gems with one of our knowledgeable guides on a 'behind the scenes tour'. Tours include the bedrooms or estate offices.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property summer, 18 Mar - 5 Nov
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.60
Group Adult N/A £12.00
Winter opening 6 Nov - 1 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £20.00 £18.10
Christmas 2 Dec - 1 Jan 2018
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.40
Family £30.00 £27.20

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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. 

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Tours are free of charge, tickets available on a first come, first served basis from Mansion Reception. Subject to availability.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 October 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 October 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 November 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Petworth Property Office
Email
petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01798 342207

Upcoming events

A spook-tastic Hallowe'en trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
The three witches have escaped from their painting and are causing a trail of toil around Petworth. Are you brave enough to help find and return them?

The Petworth Academy for Witches and Wizards

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-13:00
Join the Petworth Academy and create some spellbinding craft to graduate with flying colours.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Tue 24 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Discover some of Petworth's hidden gems with one of our knowledgeable guides on a 'behind the scenes tour'. Tours include the bedrooms or estate offices.

Costume Encounters

Sat 28 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life carrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.

Mixed Emotions Exhibition

Sat 28 Oct 2017
11:00-16:30
A photographic exhibition displaying selected submissions by the public to illustrate the deep and varying emotional appeal Petworth has for visitors.

As you like it! A Shakespearean Family Trail

Tue 31 Oct 2017
11:00-16:30
Collect a scroll and become an apprentice playwright. Name your characters and decide their fate as you explore the Mansion. Will all your characters make it to the end of the play... you decide!