Unlocking Petworth

The Chamber Bedroom, open by the kind permission of Lord and Lady Egemont on selected weeks of the year

From Mon 31 Jan – Sun 27 Feb 2022 peek inside the Cambridge Bedroom and Chamber Landing in the private apartments of Petworth House.

The Cambridge Bedroom is so named because the Duke of Cambridge slept there during the Victorian period. This room is unique as the only room of the house that offers views of both Petworth town and the Lancelot 'Capability' Brown Deer Park. The bed you can see is one of three examples commissioned from Thomas Chippendale by the 3rd Earl and is especially significant because it retains its original 18th century hangings. 

Finally, the Chamber Landing, also called the Grand Passage, was among the alterations made by Anthony Salvin around 1870. Here you can see portraits of the family including an equestrian portrait of Colonel George Wyndham, 1st Lord Leconfield, by John Ferneley. You can also see a triple portrait of the 3rd Earl of Egremont's three military sons - Charles, George and Henry. Today the Chamber Landing and its bedrooms and bathrooms are in use by Lord and Lady Egremont and their family and guests. 

These rooms of the private apartments are only open from Monday 31 January – Sunday 27 February 2022. 

Please note that from Thursday 17 – Sunday 27 February the Marble Hall and Beauty Room will be closed for vital conservation work. The private apartments, the Cambridge Bedroom and Chamber Landing, will still be open to view with access via the Oak Hall stairs. Please note there may be queues to see the rooms due to visitor number restrictions in this area of the house. Thank you for your patience while work is completed. 

These rooms are private areas and in frequent use by Lord and Lady Egremont so visitors are kindly asked not to take any photos.