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Notice: Please be aware that there will be construction work taking place in the Courtyard from May 4 until the end of September as we replace a large section of the roof of Petworth House. Scaffolding will be erected and this may affect the levels of natural light when viewing some of the state rooms.

Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection

The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings.

Inside, the house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.

The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms.

What's new for 2015

Just one of the painting now lit by the new LED picture lights

Just one of the painting now lit by the new LED picture lights

Over the course of the next two years, a series of major conservation and curatorial projects are happening at Petworth House. The roof is undergoing much needed restoration; over 200 paintings are being relit with more energy-efficient picture lights and we have lots of new events and tours going on.

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Event highlights

A Plantsmans Paradise at Petworth House

Plantsman's Paradise

This spring, on Saturday 13 June, join us in the idyllic stable courtyard at Petworth House for our paradisal garden event. By kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont, the cobbled courtyard will host a carefully curated selection of plantsmen, growers and purveyors of quality garden antiques. Come along and get some glorious garden inspiration or top tips from the experts.

11am - 4pm. Adult £5, Child free,  NT members free

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Workshop highlight

Making Marks drawing classes at Petworth House

Making Marks

May 13, 20, Jun 10, 17, Jul 8, 15
11am - 1.30pm
Sharpen your senses and awaken your inner artist at one of our exciting drawing classes.
Aimed at beginners, experience the collection from a new perspective with refreshments and materials included.
£25 per person, per session. To book, please call 0844 249 1895 or click here

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