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

Exhibition: Elizabeth Ilive - A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Sun 18 Nov 2018
11:00-17:00
Discover the remarkable life and achievements of a pioneering woman who lived at Petworth around the 1800s. This interactive exhibition includes a reimagining of the laboratory she developed at Petworth.

Petworth’s Royal Academicians

Mon 19 Nov 2018
11:00-15:30
In the North Gallery, to mark the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary, Petworth House are highlighting ten works of painting and sculpture by founders and members of the Royal Academy such as Reynolds, Turner and Flaxman.

A Georgian Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:30
Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Volunteering Coffee Morning

Thu 13 Dec 2018
11:00-13:00
Interested in volunteering at Petworth? Join us for a free and relaxed coffee morning to find out more and meet our friendly team.

Prized Possessions - Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses

Sat 26 Jan 2019
10:30-14:15
Prized Possessions celebrates the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings and explores how and why this style of Art was desired, commissioned and displayed.
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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