Petworth

A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.

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Things to see and do

Seasonal highlights

Mixed Emotions

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What's on

What's on for families

Upcoming events

As you like it! A Shakespearean Family Trail

Fri 26 May 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!

Royals, Rebels and Romance Tours

Fri 26 May 2017
11:30-14:30
Join a free 45 minute guided tour and discover intriguing stories behind selected royal portraits from Petworth's extraordinary art collection

Strike a Pose

Sat 27 May 2017
10:00-16:30
Strike your best pose on plinths in the Pleasure Grounds this May half-term and capture the look and story behind the sculptures in the mansion. Take a picture and share them with us on social media.

Costume Encounters

Sat 27 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume interpreters bring the Servants' Quarters to life.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Tue 30 May 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 may include the bedrooms, ice house and estate offices.

50 Things Adventures

Tue 30 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Join us for some family friendly crafts to help tick off some challenges from your list of 50 Things to do before you're 11¾. Make a home for a wild animal, plant some seeds, or create your own binoculars and go bird watching.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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History

Discover our historical past

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Groups

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Get involved

Volunteers welcoming visitors at Petworth House

Join in at Petworth

Looking for a new you in the New Year? You can support the National Trust, meet plenty of new people, learn new skills as well as gain and share valuable experience if you become a volunteer with us.

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Learning

Children enjoying a Victorian workshop

Find out about our workshops 

At Petworth we currently have five workshops exploring different aspects of the curriculum. Learn more about using the setting of Petworth as a classroom.