New things to do this winter in London and the South East

From the grandeur of Turner and the Age of British Watercolour at Petworth House and Park in West Sussex to celebrating 50 years at Churchill's Chartwell in Kent, there is something new to enjoy at many of our properties across London and the South East in 2017. Every time you open your mind you help us to open up more of our special places to discover.

Image of JMW Turner painting. JMW Turner, A First Rate Taking in Stores, 1818

Turner at Petworth 

Open from 7 January at Petworth House, Turner and the Age of British Watercolour offers a rare opportunity to see a major dimension of British art.

A pencil sketched design by Rex Whistler, picturing a man and woman walking through a glasshouse

New discoveries in Hampshire 

Enjoy Mottisfont’s Rex Whistler exhibition, Hinton Ampner's small Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative crafts show and The Vyne’s new ground floor experience.

The statue of Winston and Clementine Churchill at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Celebrating 50 years at Chartwell 

Artist Nova Marshall has enlisted the help of school children to create a new exhibition about the local area’s relationship with Sir Winston's family home as we mark 50 years.

A line of servants stand at the back door at Polesden Lacey

The perks of a life in service at Polesden Lacey 

Find out what our servants got up to in their free time while Mrs Greville was off travelling the world in 'Rules and Roller Skates: the perks of a life in service', running daily from 5 January.