The Story of Petworth Guided Tour

Join a 45 minute guided tour of Petworth House and discover more about the people who lived at Petworth and the times they lived in, told through the art they collected.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every weekday excluding Bank Holidays find out more about the people that lived at Petworth. Discover the collection of art at Petworth and how it reflects the tastes and times of the family that called Petworth House on one of our guided tours of the house.

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 - 3 November
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 - 31 December
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. 

 

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your tour ticket from mansion shop
Accessibility
There are steps leading to the chapel but we use head sets that allow you to hear the tour guide from a distance. All other rooms are accessible
Other
Tours are dependent on volunteer availability and are offered on a first come, first serve basis from the Mansion shop. To find out about which tours are available on the day of your visit, please phone us on 01798 342 207 or speak to our friendly reception team on arrival.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
22 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
23 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
24 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
25 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
28 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
29 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
30 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
31 October 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available
1 November 2019 11:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Wings and Whiskers Trail

Mon 21 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Go on a trail both indoors and out and meet some of the animals of Petworth. From the deer to the bats and even the animals immortalised in art, can you find them all?

The Story of Petworth Guided Tour

Mon 21 Oct 2019
11:30-14:30
Join a 45 minute guided tour of Petworth House and discover more about the people who lived at Petworth and the times they lived in, told through the art they collected.

Autumn Trail

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-16:00
One of our young bats is throwing a spooky party for the creatures that live at Petworth but he can’t find any of them. Can you help?

Spot the Pumpkins

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-16:00
It’s autumn and pumpkins have been seen sprouting up in the strangest of place inside Petworth House, can you help us find them? This event is free, normal admission charges apply.

Halloween Crafts ‘Make Your Own Bat Box’

Tue 29 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
Come to one of our Autumn craft sessions and build and decorate your very own bat box to take away and hang in your garden.

Christmas before Turkey and Tinsel

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:00-15:30
Celebrate the festive season in traditional Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants' Quarters dressed for a Christmas before turkey and tinsel.