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Having family ties in the North east of England and never been to Petworth before we were looking forward to seeing and hearing all about the long history of Petworth House and the Percy family on our visit on Sunday 20th January. How disappointed we...More
Limited rooms open due to visiting in winter. But just right for what we wanted - a taste of history but not overloaded. The short talks by volunteers were interesting and brought the history to life. Recommend strolling round the grounds to look back in...More
Went in the winter so not a huge amount of the house open apart from the chapel and west gallery. Both pretty impressive
Cafe was crowded and a little messy. People not tidying up after themselves and oddly eating their own picnic food. Normal good...More
We enjoyed a chance visit to this grand old house and were fascinated by a description of the working kitchens in the Servant's Quarters and the old chaple within the main house.We never knew how many Old Masters stayed there to muse and work on...More
I understand the NT position regarding authenticity. However, three dismal, dark, sad rooms with faux foliage. Terrible. Took some visitors and was devastated at how awful it was. Lovely friendly staff who kept on thanking us profusely for visiting ! Don't go this year..it will...More
This was a really shoddy exhibit. Loads of fake, dusty food in the kitchen and dining room. Horrible cheap candelabras on the dining table. And sooo dark and gloomy. The festive decorations could have been from a garden centre. How an estate of several hundred...More
It’s very rare that I leave a negative review regarding the National Trust. However, I came away today not being very pleased with my first visit to Petworth.
First, on the NT app under access, it gives the distance between the car park and house...More
As a family we look forward to Petworth House's Christmas display. Some have been totally magical, such as the Arabian Nights themed one a few years ago, some not so exciting, such as last year's Grand Tour.
However, I regret to say that I found...More
Date of experience: December 2018
Petworth H, Marketing Officer at Petworth House and Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review Melanie,
Sorry to hear a Georgian Christmas didn't meet your expectations of some of our previous displays. Our display features the traditions introduced by the Georgians - in this period it was the fashion to bring inside greenery like holly,...More
We visited the house on a grey December day that coincided with Petworth's Christmas Market. I had already read that only 3 rooms would be open in the main house which is a shame but at least we knew. We had a lovely 3 hours...More
Response from Petworth H | Property representative |
Hi there, over the winter months we carry out a deep clean of the rooms and the collection and that does mean taking certain items out of display for further care. Our Christmas event, A Grand Tour Christmas opens on... More
Hi there, over the winter months we carry out a deep clean of the rooms and the collection and that does mean taking certain items out of display for further care. Our Christmas event, A Grand Tour Christmas opens on Saturday 2 December until 1 January 2018. From that point we then return to our Treasuring Petworth tours highlighting aspects of the collection in selected rooms and the conservation work we carry out. From 13 January you can also book a ticket for the William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion exhibition and see works on loan from collections like the British Museum and Tate that focus on the artists relationship with the county, where he lived for three years. Tickets are available to pre-book on our website. From 26 March we will open the house as free flow and the collection will be out as before.