Petworth House and Park

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.

Petworth House and Park

What's on

Upcoming events

Work in Progress: Restoring ‘Petworth’s Beauties’

Wed 29 Jun 2022
See two recently restored ‘Beauties’ portraits for the first time at Petworth

Petworth Late: Turner Art Escape

Fri 01 Jul 2022
Experience the incredible work of landscape painter J.M.W. Turner during this late opening at Petworth House.

Drawing and Painting Trees in Petworth Park

Sat 02 Jul 2022
Spend a day drawing and using watercolours inspired by the magnificent trees in Petworth Park.

Watercolour Landscape Painting in the Park

Wed 13 Jul 2022
Celebrate the great outdoors with a watercolour landscape class in Petworth Park. We will be learning in the landscape to create a seasonal Plein air painting, drawing inspiration from the light and its changing, ephemeral qualities.

Petworth Late: The House of Art

Fri 22 Jul 2022
Experience a magical evening atmosphere of art and culture at the National Trust’s Petworth House during these late openings. Friday 22 July & 5 August, 6:30-8:30pm.

Garden Games at Petworth

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Head to the garden and have family fun with summer games
Petworth House and Park

Things to see and do

Petworth House and Park


Coffee cup

Feeling peckish? 

The Audit Room Café is open and serving hot and cold drinks, light snacks and a range of hot and cold food, including sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes and hotpots. You'll also find something to satisfy your sweet tooth with different cakes and scones to choose from. Eat in or takeaway option available. We continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points are screened. Hand sanitiser is available should visitors wish to use it.

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Selection of gifts including garden accessories, homeware and fashion

Shopping at Petworth House 

Take inspiration from Petworth's unique art collection and countryside landscape to find the perfect mementos to take home in our gift shop. You’ll find a range of art inspired gifts, stylish homeware, souvenirs, gardening must-haves, books to browse and locally produced products.

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The Marble Hall at Petworth House and Park

Petworth House downloadable house tour 

Discover more about Petworth House with our downloadable house tour. The tour will give you an overview of the history of the house and family as well as pointing out highlights in the collection.

View of Petworth, West Sussex, seen over the lake, part of the Capability Brown landscaped parkland.

A snapshot history of Petworth House and Park 

Find out more about the history of Petworth from the family tree to the history of the building and even the story about the transformation of the formal garden to parkland.

A photograph of St Mary's Church in Petworth

The history of Petworth Town 

Find out more about the history of Petworth town and how it has connected to Petworth House and Park for generations. Petworth House is part of the Petworth Heritage Partnership, a celebration of the history of this remarkable town which you can explore through a virtual experience.

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Art and collections

Part of a dessert service, soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded, made by the Sèvres factory (France), 1773-4. The Egremont Collection.

Dining in style at Petworth House 

Petworth houses some of the finest ceramics in the National Trust. Our curator and collections team previously displayed some important 18th-century European porcelain dining services on loan from The Egremont Collection. To see this collection, take a look at this online version of the tableware displays.

A photo of an open page of The 'Canterbury Tales' Chaucer manuscript at Petworth

Read a digitised version of Petworth's Chaucer manuscript 

There are incredible literary treasures at Petworth including one of the earliest copies of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. We've digitised our copy so you can explore every page here.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Petworth House and Park on the National Trust Collections website