Petworth House and Park

Important notice -

Due to volunteer capacity we cannot guarantee that the historic kitchens will be open when you visit. We apologise for any disappointment.

A magnificent Treasure House displaying one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust, nestled in a 700-acre deer park

Petworth House and Park

What's on

Upcoming events

Outdoor Cinema: Romeo + Juliet

Fri 19 Aug 2022
18:30-23:00
Experience outdoor cinema within the beautiful grounds of Petworth's Pleasure Garden.

Garden Games at Petworth

Sat 20 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Head to the garden and have family fun with summer games

‘Come out and play’ Children’s activity stations at Petworth

Sat 20 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Have fun attempting the different activities at Petworth

Work in Progress: Restoring ‘Petworth’s Beauties’

Sat 20 Aug 2022
10:30-16:00
See two recently restored ‘Beauties’ portraits for the first time at Petworth

Outdoor Cinema: Cyrano

Sat 20 Aug 2022
18:30-23:00
Experience outdoor cinema within the beautiful grounds of Petworth's Pleasure Garden.

Outdoor Cinema: Encanto

Sun 21 Aug 2022
18:30-23:00
Experience outdoor cinema within the beautiful grounds of Petworth's Pleasure Garden.
Petworth House and Park

Things to see and do

A large Christmas tree decorated with gold ornaments stands in the Marble Hall at Petworth

Visit Petworth’s Tree-mendous Christmas 

Spend the 2022 festive season at Petworth and discover magnificent Christmas trees across the beautifully decorated Petworth House. Also enjoy choirs in the courtyard, magical late-night openings and a Christmas Makers Market.

Petworth House and Park

Eating

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.

Petworth House and Park

Shopping

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.

Petworth House and Park

History

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.

Petworth House and Park

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