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Petworth House and Park

Address: Petworth GU28 0AE, England
Phone Number: 01798 343929
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Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Petworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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florakaty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wonderful to be able to view paintings from private collections as well as ones that can be viewed in various galleries. I think if you haven't seen the film, it wouldn't be so interesting. But we enjoyed it very much. Like a step back in time and good to think that this wonderful house was used as the main location.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Your enjoyment of the Turner Exhibition will depend on whether you've seen and enjoyed the recent film. This is because the exhibition is as much concerned with the film as it is with Turner the artist; if you're interested in just seeing the paintings you're better off just going to the Tate. There is a one room display of some... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Although Turner was a very prolific painter there were still enough pictures on display to make the visit enjoyable. I would advise an early arrival as this gives the opportunity to have the galleries almost entirely to yourself. The permanent Turner exhibits are illuminated so it is easy to locate them among all the other permanent paintings, which are also... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We arrived here for a leisurely walk to find people attending for a turner exhibition which sadly meant that despite being NT members, we could not have free access to the house. This disappointed us but the kitchens are normally very interesting. However we walked around the grounds and enjoyed the usual good quality food in the cafe. We then... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We drove to Petworth House especially to see the Turner exhibition. Considering we are NT members we thought that the exhibition cost was a bit steep - in terms of the number of Turner pictures on display (that are not normally at Petworth anyway). However, climbing up to see the lovely room which Turner actually used when painting at Petworth... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As a National Trust member, I've been to Petworth many times and it's always a pleasure. Haven't seen the film yet but wanted to do the exhibition and it was well worth it - especially as parts of the exhibition are housed in rooms not usually open to the public. You MUST book as viewings are timed because the paintings... More 

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Exhibition room has timed entry and is worth seeing before you see the paintings in the house as it sets the scene for the timescale of his life and the film. Either queue early for your slot or come late as they will not overcrowd the room and there is space towards the end of a time slot. Fabulous seeing... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to the Turner exhibition which was a real experience as it not only included some excellent Turner paintings but personal belongings of the artist and props etc from the Mr Turner film plus some of Timothy Spall's painting. The house has a great historic feel about it and has as good a collection of art as you could... More 

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having thoroughly enjoyed the film Mr Turner directed by Mike Leigh it was a real pleasure to view this exhibition. We first had a snack in The Audit Room Café, very nice sandwiches and excellent coffee all served with a smile. The exhibits in the Exhibition Room were very interesting but it is the stunning paintings in The North Gallery,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Having seen the wonderful Mr Turner film we were excited to visit the exhibition.The pictures are of course amazing and to be able to unhindered to get right up close to them is breathtaking So many of the scenes from the film were actually shot in the house and to be able to stand in the very spots is a... More 

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