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Petworth House and Park

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Address: Petworth House Church Street, Petworth GU28 0AE, England
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+44 1798 342207
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Step inside the imposing 17th-century mansion and discover a treasure house...

Step inside the imposing 17th-century mansion and discover a treasure house filled with an internationally important art and sculpture collection.

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Great grounds

Visiting the house is restricted in winter months but there is still plenty to see including the servants quarters. The grounds are amazing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Charles K
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Headley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot believe that I am writing a poor review about a National Trust event. I drove up on Tuesday the 22nd from Somerset to the much heralded Turner watercolour exhibition. This is not to be confused with the outstanding Petworth Park permanent Turner Exhibition. What a disappointment. 7 paintings from the 40 displayed were Turner plus one print. Very... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house is not one of the most beautiful in southern England- indeed it looks rather bleak walking up from the car park with what appears to be boarded up windows from the side but of course the house is not be viewed from here. The best side is from the park itself. Highlights of the slightly dowdy interior are... More 

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Thank Robin N
West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely day enjoyed by all. The grounds are beautiful & the buildings are impressive. The house tour & Turner exhibition were interesting & informative. Easy to park & food was reasonably priced.

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Thank WestSussexBramley
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the house is restricted in winter months but there is still plenty to see including the servants quarters. The grounds are amazing.

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Thank Charles K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely grounds, tour of house disappointing as only saw four rooms, tour guide very knowledgeable about what he was showing nice place to go for a walk

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are interested in art then Petworth House is really worth a visit. It has one of the largest collections of paintings in the National Trust portfolio and currently has the Turner Exhibition as its winter attraction. This includes additional water colours by Turner and other artists and the gallery where Turner painted on his visits to the house... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Petworth House with the idea of seeing the Turner Exhibition. The Exhibition was ok - not as many Turner water colours as we thought there would be, there's lots by other people as well but still worth the visit. We then went on the winter tour of the House. That was fascinating if a bit short. Some of... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Petworth House tour which is free to NT members. The house is not fully open in the winter due to deep cleaning and renovation activities. However, the tour was fascinating with a very knowledgeable guide telling us about some of the paintings, the family history and the renovation itself. We then paid for the Turner and watercolours... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in Feb half-term after looking at their website and seeing that they had lots of half-term activities and the house looked amazing. When we arrived at the house we were told that we needed to have booked on a tour, but that they had sold out. We were not permitted to go into the house. My daughters were very... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be honest we felt ripped off. There wasn't much to see that we couldn't have seen in a normal house tour. We paid £14 each as NT members to see a small exhibition if you exclude the main house's permanent collection.

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Petworth H, Marketing Officer at Petworth House and Park, responded to this review

Hello LMK63, Thank you for taking the time to visit the exhibition and also to write about your day. I am sorry to hear you thought the prices were expensive. I think you may be mistaken as the price for National Trust members to visit the Turner and the Age of British Watercolour exhibition is £12 each rather than £14.... More 

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