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Petworth Cottage Museum



346 High Street, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AU

Tel: +44 01798 342100

Petworth Cottage Museum


Welcome to this Leconfield estate-worker's cottage once the home of Mrs Cummings, a seamstress at Petworth House. Furnished as in 1910 it has a ground floor scullery and sitting room, with a kettle boiling on the coal-fired range. Upstairs there is a sewing-room and a bedroom, and on the top floor an attic bedroom. The walled garden is filled with plants of the period.
There is no formal display. Everything has its particular function and illustrates Mary Cummings's lifestyle.
The stewards welcome visitors as if to their own home, and the friendly atmosphere is regularly remarked upon.

The Petworth Cottage Museum is now included in Sir Simon Jenkins' significant book "England's Thousand Best Houses" in which the author describes the cottage as "an immaculate portrayal of working-class life in a settled small town before the Great War". For an invitation to take a photographic tour of the Cottage Museum please go to our website.

The museum is open from Thursday 1st April to Saturday 30th October on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thurdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 2 to 4.30 p.m.

It is also open on Easter Sunday (24th April), Easter Monday (25th April),
May Bank Holiday (2nd May), Spring Bank Holdiay (30th May) & August Bank
Holiday (29th August).

Guide Prices

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the town car park walk up the High Street.
The Museum is 100 yards up the road on the left hand side.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)

* Group visits by arrangement may take place during or outside of these times.

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