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Group visits to Petworth House and Park

A group of visitors spread out in the North Gallery at Petworth House in West Sussex, looking at the paintings and objects on display.
Visitors in the North Gallery at Petworth House | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Bring a group to Petworth House and Park and discover its marvellous interiors, world-renowned art collection and 700-acre deer park. There's so much to explore that it's hard to know where to start, so browse through our Group Information Pack below and contact our friendly team to make your booking.

Make the most of your group visit to Petworth

  • Coach parking in the main visitor car park, with a mobility vehicle available to the house 700 yards away
  • Free entry for National Trust members and discounted rates for groups of 15 or more people
  • Refreshments available in the Audit Room Café
  • Shop for souvenir and gift shopping
  • Explore the historic market town of Petworth just outside the grounds of the house
  • Browse through our Group Information Pack below for more details

Group Information Pack

Book in advance

Groups must be booked in advance to ensure the smooth running of your visit.

The team at Petworth House and Park are at hand to discuss your plans and pricing. Please call 01798 342207 or email us

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 249 1895 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

The rotunda with yellow daffodils in the foreground in Petworth's pleasure garden.

Discover more at Petworth

Find out when Petworth House and Park is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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The Carved Room, with the four paintings by Turner restored to the panelling, looking South at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex

Things to know before you visit 

From the medieval interiors of the chapel to the rooms of the historic kitchens, find out what you can see on a visit to the house at Petworth.

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The Pleasure Garden at Petworth House 

Find out what to see in the garden at Petworth House. From the peaceful woodland walk to the impressive Doric Temple, there's much to take in during a stroll.

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Eating and shopping at Petworth House and Park 

Enjoy food and drink in the historic Audit Room Café. Shop for art inspired gifts, pick up a plant to take home or browse for the perfect pre-loved book.

Petworth town seen from the roof of Petworth House in West Sussex, in misty sunlight.

The history of Petworth town 

Make a day of your visit to Petworth House and Park by visiting the historic market town too. Find out how the town and estate are linked.

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Education Group Access Pass 

If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives you free admission for a year.

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Explorer Pass 

If you're planning a trip in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this year, buy a National Trust Explorer Pass for entry to most of the places in our care. With 4-, 8- and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Explorer Pass and how to buy yours.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.