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

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What's on

Upcoming events

Ancient and Veteran Trees Exhibition

Sun 04 Dec 2016
10:00-15:00
Large-scale black and white photographs taken using a plate camera and reflecting seasonal change in some of Petworth's most impressive trees. An exhibition by Peter Thuring.

The Woodland Creatures Party Trail

Sun 04 Dec 2016
10:00-15:00
Help Monty the mouse and friends find their masks for the ball in the Mansion.

Spotlight on Conservation

Sun 04 Dec 2016
11:00-15:00
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.

A Christmas Masquerade

Sun 04 Dec 2016
11:00-15:00
See four state rooms in the mansion dressed for an Italianate Christmas Masquerade, taking inspiration from the Italian art within the Petworth collection.

Creative Cafe

Sun 04 Dec 2016
11:00-15:00
Younger visitors can dip into our creative corner in the Café to make a seasonal craft to take home.

Costumed Encounters

Thu 08 Dec 2016
10:30-15:30
Meet some of our costumed interpretation team as they bring alive the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas from bygone times in the Historic Kitchen.
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Eating and shopping

A selection of Christmas gifts on display at Petworth

Eating and shopping at Petworth

This Christmas stop by the Audit Room Café for a delicious traditional festive meal with family and friends or be inspired by the Italianate Masquerade and enjoy our Italian themed dishes. Visit the gift shop in the Servants' Quarters and track down that perfect gift from decorations to books, treats to winter accessories.

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Our work

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History

Discover our historical past

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Groups

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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.