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

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What's on

What's on for families

Upcoming events

Behind the Scenes Tours

Thu 25 May 2017
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.

As you like it! A Shakespearean Family Trail

Thu 25 May 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!

Royals, Rebels and Romance Tours

Fri 26 May 2017
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
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
Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume interpreters bring the Servants' Quarters to life.

50 Things Adventures

Tue 30 May 2017
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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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.