Important notice -

Please be aware the park will be locked until 10am on weekdays from 27 February to 10 March while we carry out deer management.

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


Things to see and do

Seasonal highlights


What's on

What's on for families

Upcoming events

Turner and the Age of British Watercolour

Mon 27 Feb 2017
A new exhibition at the National Trust's Petworth House celebrates the golden age of British watercolour, 1780-1850, with works by JMW Turner and leading artists of his generation.

Spotlight on Conservation

Mon 27 Feb 2017
This winter the Historic Kitchen will be open for visitors to see what goes on behind the scenes to care for the Petworth House collection over the winter months.

Art Adventurer Backpacks

Mon 27 Feb 2017
To tie in with our exhibition, 'Turner and the Age of British Watercolour' younger visitors can borrow a backpack filled with art materials to take into the outdoors and be inspired by the Petworth landscape.

Winter Mansion Tours

Mon 27 Feb 2017
Join a 45 minute guided tour of aspects of the mansion and see Petworth in a completely different light as we undertake important conservation work. Wrap up warm!

Creative Cafe

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Younger visitors can dip into our creative corner in the Café to make a seasonal craft to take home.

As you like it! A Shakespearean Family Trail

Sat 18 Mar 2017
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!

Eating and shopping


Our work



Discover our historical past

Tales of romance




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.



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.