The vast late 17th-century mansion Petworth House is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown and immortalised in Turner’s paintings.
Inside, the house contains the National Trust’s finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Constable, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.
You can venture behind the scenes and discover secrets from the past at Petworth House. The servants’ quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms. On weekdays additional rooms in the house are open by kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont.
There’s lots of family events on at Petworth House and Park throughout the year. Explore and get closer to nature in the Pleasure Grounds and park; there’s plenty of wildlife to spot and you can enjoy the stunning backdrop of Petworth Park on a lovely family walk. The Park is open from 8am till dusk everyday.