Inspired by Baroque palaces of Europe, set amidst a fine landscaped deer park and garden nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust. Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising place created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you see today comprises grand state rooms which form the centrepiece of your visit. Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations of Percys, Seymours and Wyndhams, the state rooms offer an expanse of paintings and sculpture, including major works by artists such as Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. A particular highlight is the earliest English globe in existence, dating back to 1592.
This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation, the Gunpowder Plot, the Napoleonic Wars and the consolidation of the British Empire.
The Servants’ Quarters offer a glimpse of life of the people who worked at Petworth. Step inside some of these rooms and imagine the hustle and bustle of servant life.
Please check Petworth’s website for information on rooms available to view and opening times before visiting. // Petworth Park was transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by the landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and is now home to a herd of fallow deer. If you would just like to enjoy a walk in the park, head over to the North Car Park.
Petworth House and Park
Petworth House 5 is set in a 700-acre deer park and displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.
Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LR
The Petersfield Elf Trail has arrived in town! Can you spot them all? You can head to our website to download the digital poster or try one of the brilliant businesses involved to pick up a paper copy!