Petworth House and Park

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.

Petworth House and Park

Things to see and do

Petworth House and Park

What's on

Upcoming events

Wings and Whiskers Trail

Thu 23 May 2019
11:00-17:00
Go on a trail both indoors and out and meet some of the animals of Petworth. From the deer to the bats and even the animals immortalised in art, can you find them all?

Life Below Stairs Guided Tour

Thu 23 May 2019
11:30-14:00
Find out more about servant working life on one of these free 45-minute guided tours. See spaces in the Servants' Quarters not normally open to the public and discover some of the tasks and chores and people that worked at Petworth.

The Story of Petworth Guided Tour

Thu 23 May 2019
12:30-14:30
Join a 45 minute guided tour of Petworth House and discover more about the people who lived at Petworth and the times they lived in, told through the art they collected.

Petworth Plant Hunters Summer Trail

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Go on a journey around the Pleasure Ground and discover more about the trees and plants that call Petworth home. There's change happening at Petworth to remodel the gardens back to how they once were and we need your help.

Volunteering Coffee Morning

Wed 29 May 2019
11:00-13:00
Interested in volunteering at Petworth? Drop in at any time between 11am and 1pm for a free and relaxed coffee morning to find out more and meet our friendly team.

History of the Park Guided Walk

Sat 15 Jun 2019
10:30-12:30
Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, this 2 hour guided walk explores the historic areas of the Deer Park, how it was used and how it changed.

What to look forward to...

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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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 House and Park 

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.

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Groups

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Get involved

Volunteers welcoming visitors at Petworth House

Join in at Petworth 

Interested in trying something new? 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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Art and collections

Our collections

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