Petworth House and Park - National Trust

The West front of Petworth House and the ha-ha in the grounds in November, West Sussex
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Rebuilt in 1688 by the 'Proud Duke' (Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset) around the ancient manor house of the Percy family, Petworth today houses the largest collection of paintings and sculpture in the care of the National Trust.

Petworth also features a 30-acre woodland garden, which forms part of the Pleasure Ground, and a majestic 700-acre landscaped park designed by 'Capability' Brown which is home to the largest herd of fallow deer in England.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

House & Grounds
Adult GA - £10.90 Standard - £9.90
Child GA - £5.50 Standard – £5.00
Family GA - £27.30 Standard - £24.70

Pleasure Grounds
Adult GA - £4.20 Standard - £3.80
Child GA - £2.10 Standard - £1.90

Groups - £9.00

Discounts

  • National Trust

Special things to see include 19 oil paintings by Turner in the Carved Room and North Gallery, Van Dycks in the Square and Little Dining Rooms, Grinling Gibbons' finest limewood carvings in the Carved Room, Louis Laguerre's Grand Staircase murals and the copper batterie de cuisine in the kitchens.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Capability Brown
  • Turner
  • Van Dyck
  • Titian
  • Gainsborough
  • Reynolds
  • Blake
  • Grinling Gibbons
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Embroiderers' Guild celebrating 'Capability' Brown

  • 19 March — 31 May 2016 *on now

Local Embroiderers' Guilds exhibit work inspired by 'Capability' Brown. Members of the Guilds will interpret the landscape in textiles and stitch to be shown together as an exhibition.
By using techniques as diverse as mixed media, felting, machine and hand stitching, the artists will produce unique and high quality pieces of textile art.
Local Embroiderers' Guilds from Dorking, Worthing, Woking, Horsham, Chichester EG branches (inc. Young Embroiderers)

Accessibility: Exhibition Room is pushchair and wheelchair friendly

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/32a6cd35-ec9f-4733-90b1-2a708af44881/pages/details

Museum Mondays

  • 9 May 2016
  • 16 May 2016
  • 23 May 2016
  • 30 May 2016

The art collection at Petworth House is the most important in the care of the National Trust. Come along on Mondays and enjoy a series of specialist talks with highlights from the collection and intrigue from its past.

Accessibility: Please ask a member of our reception team. State rooms are fully accessible.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/fb722977-8fd3-4faf-9360-d864346c417e/pages/details

Petworth Park Revealed: The Naked Landscape

  • 16 April — 31 May 2016 *on now

2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, one of the most prolific English landscapers. This exhibition reveals his transformation of Petworth Park from a formal landscape to pastoral delight.

Accessibility: Exhibition takes place on the first floor of the House, large staircase leading up to the room. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/6716fa36-049c-447a-8d05-08f4f1c546f4/pages/details

Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair

  • 6 May 2016 10:30am-5pm
  • 7 — 8 May 2016

This delightful fair will offer a cornucopia of fine treasures from furniture, jewellery, sculpture, glass, objets d'art and silver to oriental carpets, paintings, drawings and many other decorative and unique works.
For more information see www.petworthparkfair.com

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£10 per acult

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/5d5d3bc6-cfb3-4b60-a7d8-7faaf9f66cc0/pages/details

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Victorian Tour

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-petworthhouse.htm

Victorian focused tour and handling collection, based in the servants quarters.

How to obtain

Call 01798 342207 or email petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Petworth House and Park - National Trust
Petworth Park
Petworth
West Sussex
GU28 0AE
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house

E-mail

petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Information

01798 342207

Learning

01798 343929

Fax

01798 342963

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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