Petworth House and Park

Important notice -

Please be aware that on Thursday 17 January the Historic Estate Office will be closed for conservation work.

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

Volunteering Coffee Morning

Thu 17 Jan 2019
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.

Petworth’s Royal Academicians

Thu 17 Jan 2019
11:00-16:00
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.

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.

Gulliver's Lost Luggage

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Inspired by a painting of a scene from 'Gulliver's Travels', go on an adventure in the Pleasure Ground spotting Gulliver's lost luggage.

Star Party - Petworth Park

Tue 19 Feb 2019
19:00-20:00
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing we're holding a community event all about the moon.

National Trust World Book Day

Sat 09 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Join us as the National Trust celebrate World Book Day.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

Petworth House and Park

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.

Petworth House and Park

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