Visiting Petworth House and Park: What you need to know

We look forward to welcoming you to Petworth House and Park. Things may seem a little different this year, however all measures have been put in place to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe. Petworth House, Pleasure Garden, deer park, Audit Room Café, shop and second-hand bookshop are open. Here's some helpful information about how to book tickets, what to expect, and what is on offer when you visit.

Visiting Petworth House and Pleasure Garden 

We’ve introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. Where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn’t always necessary, however if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Your entry will depend on visitor numbers on that day and staff will advise you on arrival. 

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 3pm the day before you visit. 

You can book your tickets on our website here.  

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

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket. 

  • The garden is open from 10am-5pm. You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit. The timeslot is for your arrival time only, you may stay as long as you like once you have entered until 5pm.   

  • The house is open from 10:30am-4:30pm. Pre-booked tickets show the time to arrive at the property, but you can visit the house at any time during the day. You do not need a separate ticket to visit the house. You may have to queue to enter. In line with government guidance, visitors are required to wear a face covering in indoor spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one along with you.  

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

  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.  

  • Entry is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance when pre-booking a ticket.  

  • 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 receoption 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.

  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale. 

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

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

Visiting Petworth Park 

Pre-booked tickets are not required to visit the deer park only. 

  • 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. 

Looking south east, towards the house, from the Concave, at Petworth House and Park
Looking south east, towards the house on a summer day, from the Concave, at Petworth House and Park
Looking south east, towards the house, from the Concave, at Petworth House and Park

During your visit 

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you 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.

You’ll be greeted on arrival to the House and Pleasure Garden where your booking details will be checked. Please wear a mask while we check your ticket and welcome you into the garden. In line with government guidance, visitors are required to wear a face covering in indoor spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one along with you for use in the house, café, shop and toilet block.  

Eating and Shopping 

The Audit Room Café is open from 11am-3:30pm, and serving a selection of hot and cold food. Petworth's shop and second-hand bookshop are open from 10am-4:30pm. We are only able to accept card payments. 

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. 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. 
  • If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Petworth (21 June - 27 June)

Thu 24 Jun 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Petworth.