Newlands House Gallery
Newlands House is a new gallery inspired by the historic associations of Petworth and Sussex with great artists, writers, and designers from times past.
Running in parallel with exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography and design, the gallery’s annual cultural programme builds on the heritage of Petworth and the town’s reputation for excellence in music, literature, and antiques.
Newlands House occupies a spacious Grade II listed Georgian townhouse and adjacent coach house in Petworth, West Sussex, in the heart of the South Downs. Spanning 7,500 square feet, the building was originally built for Dr. Newlands in the 18th century and was previously occupied by an antiques and interiors shop, Augustus Brandt Antiques. Petworth boasts one of the country’s largest art collections, housed in the National Trust’s Petworth House and Park, and sits at the centre of Sussex’s burgeoning cultural scene, spanning museums, art centres, festivals, vineyards, nature trails and stately homes.
Since opening in March 2020 with a tribute to Helmut Newton, the gallery has exhibited the work of some of the world’s greatest artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ron Arad, Joan Miró, Sean Scully, Liliane Tomasko, Julian Opie and Frank Auerbach.
The gallery’s exhibition programming is steered by Artistic Director Maya Binkin.
Reasons to visit
Experience world class Modern and Contemporary 20th Century Art outside of London in the beautiful and historic town of Petworth
Enjoy the intimacy of seeing art in the spacious Grade II listed Georgian townhouse and wonderful outside HG Café all year round
Enjoy the best of Sussex fine foods, fine wines, boutique accommodation, exquisite countryside against the historic backdrop of Petworth
Visiting Newlands House Gallery
Newlands House is approximately 60 miles from London, accessible via train in around one and a half hours.
The closest train station is Pulborough, which is a 20-minute bus drive or a 10-minute car drive to the gallery. Ticketed parking facilities are nearby.
While you’re in the area, Newlands House recommends:
- HG Cafe which sits alongside the Gallery.
- Explore Petworth’s galleries, shops and attractions. Dine at E Street Bar & Grill or The Angel Inn (which also has rooms), browse Petworth Antiques Market or Augustus Brandt for interiors, and pick up some seasonal produce at The Hungry Guest.
- Explore the historic estate of Petworth House.
Header image: Newlands House Gallery. Photograph by Barney Hindle