Talks and tours at Petworth
Discover how the history of Petworth has been shaped over time with our weekly programme of talks and tours.
Please be aware that space is limited on our tours and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis available from the Oak Hall in the mansion
Drop in for a 10 minute specialist talk in the mansion led by one of our volunteers discussing a different aspect of the collection with each talk.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Not including Bank Holidays)
Royals, Rebels and Romance; the stories behind our portraits
Join a 45 minute tour of the mansion and discover more about the characters behind the portraits that hang from the walls. Find out about their connections to royalty and some of the stories that brought these paintings to Petworth.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Behind the scenes tours
Your chance to enjoy hidden Petworth. Upstairs, see the State Bed, one of the finest examples of Rococo design in the country, whilst the Estate Offices offer a glimpse of the working life of the servants at Petworth. Please note that tours cannot be pre-booked and are subject to change.
The last weekend of every month
Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life caqrrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.
On select Days
Conservation in action
Meet our conservation team who will show you how we care for the collection with informative talks and practical demonstrations.