Petworth House and Park - National Trust

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





01798 342207


01798 343929


01798 342963

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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

13 March–3 November Sat-Wed 11.00-17.00
Last entry 16.30
Also open Bank Holiday Mon & Good Friday

27 February –10 March 10.30-15.30pm Sat-Wed
13 March–3 November 11.00-17.00pm Sat-Wed
10 November–19 December 10.30-15.30pm Wed-Sun

Closed: Thurs & Fri

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
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.
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Nest Egg

  • 17 — 18 April 2014 10:30am-3:30pm *on now

Go on a free-range Easter adventure, make a fluffy Easter chick complete with nest as you follow the trail to collect a chocolate egg.

Outdoor trail on undulating grass - please wear suitable clothing and footwear

Suitable for

  • Any age


£4.00 per person.


Petworth park pond

Petworth Park 10k Run

  • 21 May 2014 7:15-9:30pm

A two lap 10k race set in the stunning scenery of Petworth Park. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd with all runners receiving a goodie bag. Food and drinks available. Runners must be aged 15 or over on race day.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


£14.00 per person. Booking essential.




  • 26 — 28 May 2014

Build a 5* 'buglins' hotel, make a 3D beast, and decorate a pair of butterfly wings to fly away with. Get creative and learn about how to make a home for wildlife in this interactive, hands-on workshop. This workshop will run at 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10


£5.00 per child - must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential 01798 342207.


Archeology dirt screening

Spring Dig

  • 26 — 31 May 2014

At the start of our second season of archaeological excavations, meet the diggers, see the finds, and tour the trenches.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Petworth park pond

Pond Life

  • 29 — 30 May 2014 2-3:30pm

Come face to face with the creatures that live in our pond. What creatures lurk beneath the surface? Find out in a guided pond-dipping session at upper pond in Petworth Park.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6


£2.00 per child. Booking Essential 01798 342207.


Girl carrying wood

Wild! In the Park

  • 29 — 30 May 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Start ticking off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4s' with tree climbing, den building and bug hunting. Our guided walk will take you to some of the best spots in Petworth Park to complete your challenges.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6


£2.00 per child. Must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential 01798 342207.


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Petworth Summer Dig

  • 12 — 20 July 2014

Continuing our archeological excavations we will be lifting the turf and peering into the trenches.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.