Petworth House and Park

Important notice -

Please note that the mansion will not be open as normal between Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd August and again between Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August. Full details of the closure will be added to the website at a later date.

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

Petworth Plant Hunters Summer Trail

Sat 20 Jul 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.

Wings and Whiskers Trail

Sat 20 Jul 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

Mon 22 Jul 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

Mon 22 Jul 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.

Perseids Meteor Shower and Nocturnal Wildlife Guided Walk

Mon 12 Aug 2019
20:00-22:00
Bring along your torch and blanket and visit the Deer Park at night discovering some of the nocturnal wildlife of the Deer Park and try out a bit of star gazing.

Unlocking Petworth

Wed 14 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
Take a peek inside the Cambridge Bedroom, Stone Hall and Chamber Landing in the private apartments of Petworth House.
Secrets of the National Trust at Petworth House and Park in 2019

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh 

Join Alan Titchmarsh as he goes behind the scenes at our places in a fourth series of Secrets of the National Trust. At Petworth, Alan learns of the 3rd Earl of Egremont whose passion for contemporary British art saw the house become an unofficial art school for some of the nation’s most exciting talents. Tune in on Tuesday 23rd July at 9:15pm, on Channel 5 to find out more.

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