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


  • 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
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Petworth House

  • 12 September 2015

Enjoy a free visit to Petworth House, taking a glimpse of the behind the scenes areas of the Estate.

An exciting opportunity to visit Petworth's fascinating stables, rarely open to the public. These grand historic buildings demonstrate the importance of horses, along with the great care and expense given to their accommodation.

Built in the early 1800s, the historic Estate Offices managed the business and finances of the family's vast estates. Our costumed interpretation team will explain the importance of these rooms how they would have been used in their heyday.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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

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

How to obtain

Call 01798 342207 or email for more information.

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





01798 342207


01798 343929


01798 342963

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