20 May 2020
Friends Trip: Petworth House
Wednesday 20 May, 9:30am
£25 including transport,
leaving from Watts Gallery – Artists' Village
£23 excluding transport
Join us for a private, 50-minute tour, concentrating on the art of Petworth House, particularly that of J M W Turner.
Petworth House is a late seventeenth-century Grade I listed country house, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s to the design of the architect Anthony Salvin. It contains intricate wood-carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The House has one of the greatest picture collections in the National Trust – including a magnificent collection of landscapes by Turner – whose work was passionately advocated by John Ruskin.
After the tour you will have free time to look further around the house and gardens. There is a café in the grounds and many local cafés and pubs a short distance away in Petworth.
Please note that Petworth House is accessible. There are partly accessible grounds with some slopes and undulating terrain.
If you would like to make your own way there the non-transport option is £23.
Image: View from Upper Pond
©National Trust Images/John Miller
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