Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe, Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising ancestral seat created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you see today comprises grand staterooms which form the centrepiece of your visit. 

Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations, the state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculpture, including major works by 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, Gunpowder Plot and the Napoleonic Wars.

Opening Times

Open throughout the year, please see the website for opening times.


Petworth House and Park
West Sussex
GU28 9LR

Visit Petworth House & Park

Visit a perfect blend of history at Petworth House & Park