Petworth

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

Petworth

Things to see and do

The house and upper pond at Petworth in West Sussex

An introduction to Petworth 

Find out what Petworth House and Park has to offer from its extraordinary collection and 900 years of history to its atmospheric Servants' Quarters and the 700 acre Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscaped Deer Park.

Things to see and do inside Petworth House

Outdoor seasonal highlights

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What's on

The As You Like It Shakespearean trail

Fun things for families to do at Petworth

We have lots in store for families at Petworth from indoor activities, outdoors trails, craft making and even things for our littlest of visitors. Here's a list of four fun things to try and our upcoming events.

Upcoming events

Costume Encounters

Sat 28 Apr 2018
11:00-16:00
Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life carrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.

Incredible Inventions trail

Sat 05 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and become an inventor extraordinaire. Using clues around the Pleasure Grounds create an ingenious tool and claim your prize.

Exhibition: Elizabeth Ilive - A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Sat 05 May 2018
11:00-17:00
Discover the remarkable life and achievements of a pioneering woman who lived at Petworth around the 1800s. This interactive exhibition includes a reimagining of the laboratory she developed at Petworth.

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Fri 11 May 2018
11:00-20:00
The Antiques and Fine Art Fair is back for a fourth year year in the grounds of Petworth Park.

Craft: Plan it, Build it, Test it

Wed 01 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Drop in for some science and technology inspired craft to take home

Science Saturdays Workshop

Sat 04 Aug 2018
11:30-12:30
Take part in spectacular science activities with exciting hands on experiments by Sublime Science.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

Macbeth and the Witches (from William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth') (unfinished) by Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792)

The Reynolds 'Macbeth and the Witches' painting restored 

Discover the colossal conservation work that we undertake at Petworth and watch this time lapse video of the restoration of the gigantic Reynolds masterpiece 'Macbeth and the Witches'.

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History

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

A snapshot history of Petworth

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.

Important moments in history

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Groups

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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.

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Learning

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.

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Art and collections

These are just some of our must see items

Our collections

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