Visiting Petworth House and Park: What you need to know

We look forward to welcoming you to Petworth House and Park. The House, Pleasure Garden, Deer Park, Audit Room Café, shop and second-hand bookshop are open. Here's some helpful information about what to expect, and what is on offer when you visit.

Visiting Petworth House and Pleasure Garden 

We’re open seven days a week and you don’t need to book your visit in advance.

  • Petworth House, Pleasure Garden, Deer Park,  Audit Room Café, shop, and second-hand bookshop are open

  • The House is open from 10:30am-4:30pm. You may have to queue to enter. 

  • The Pleasure Garden is open from 10am-5pm

  • The Historic Kitchens are open from 10:30am-4:30pm

  • Entry is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay to enter.  

  • Parking for the house and garden is at the main car park. Parking is free for members, and £4 (not included in the ticket price) for non-members. This can be paid by cash at the pay machines, via card at visitor reception or using a PayByPhone contactless service (location number 803377). Instructions are on a sign in the car park.   

  • Dogs on short leads are welcome in the Pleasure Garden.

  • Assistance dogs only in the House and Historic Kitchens.

Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LR 

Sharing information about the collection

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to share information in the same ways we were before the pandemic as the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority, which means we are not able to have our room information folders out currently. However, we have introduced a free downloadable house tour, which shares highlights from the collection, and there are free highlight leaflets that visitors can pick up when entering the house and keep. In each room there is also an introductory panel giving an overview of that space and there are Room Guides throughout the house who are able to share information on the collection. Our Petworth House guide book is also available to purchase from the shop which lists the collection room by room.

The Molyneux globe, the oldest English terrestrial globe in existence, is a must see on your visit
The Molyneux globe in the North Gallery at Petwoth House
The Molyneux globe, the oldest English terrestrial globe in existence, is a must see on your visit

Visiting Petworth Deer Park 

The Deer Park is open seven days a week and you don’t need to book your visit in advance.

  • The deer park is open from 8am-8pm daily, and there is no entry fee.  

  • Parking is at the North Car Park, located further north along the A283 from the main car park for Petworth House. Please be aware that the car park is small and can fill up early on sunny weekend days. If it is full on arrival then we ask people to return at a quieter time or to park in one of the town car parks and enter the park via one of the pedestrian gates. 

  • Parking in the North Car Park is free for members, and £3 for non-members. This can be paid by a PayByPhone contactless service (location number 803378). Instructions are on a sign in the car park.  

  • Please note there are no facilities in the park, such as toilets, but there are some in the town car park.  

  • Dogs are welcome in the park and may be let off the lead as long as they remain under close supervision. Please be aware and mindful of the large number of fallow deer that live in the park.  

  • Please follow the Countryside Code when you visit. 

Deer in the parkland at Petworth, West Sussex
Petworth House and Park deer
Deer in the parkland at Petworth, West Sussex

Eating and Shopping 

The Audit Room Café is open from 10:30am-3:30pm, and serving a selection of hot and cold food and drinks, along with light snacks. Petworth's shop and second-hand bookshop are open from 10:30am-4:30pm. Payments by card is preferred but cash is accepted.

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow the latest guidance on your visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Accessibility 

  • The Pleasure Garden is partly accessible, with some slopes and undulating terrain. There are benches available in the garden, but please be aware they are spread across the 50 acres.
  • Disabled parking spaces are available in the main car park, please note it is a distance of approximately 700m to the house. There are also three disabled parking spaces in the Cowyard car park, but they must be booked in advance. These spaces are within close proximity to Petworth House, Servants’ Quarters and visitor facilities. To check availability and to book a space please call 01798 342207 or email petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk 
  • Accessible toilets are available in the car park and Servants' Quarters toilet blocks. Please do ask a member of the visitor reception team upon arrival if you have any queries. A few manual wheelchairs are also available to borrow.
  • Rooms open to visitors in Petworth House are on the ground floor.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the House and Historic Kitchens.