Goodwood has been the home of the Dukes of Richmond and their magnificent art collection for over 300 years.
Goodwood houses some astonishing treasures, including celebrated paintings by Canaletto and George Stubbs, exquisite 18th century Gobelins tapestries gifted by Louis XV of France, an exquisite Sèvres porcelain collection, Charles I’s christening spoon and many more fascinating artworks and objects.
History comes to life at Goodwood, with a collection that reflects the family’s origins as descendants of King Charles II. Today, Goodwood remains a family home, lived in by the 11th Duke of Richmond and his family.
Visitors can view the House and Collection by Guided Tour and enjoy a splendid Afternoon Tea in the Ballroom.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
March to October annually.
Goodwood House is open on Sundays, Mondays as well as additional selected days throughout August.
Please call 01243 755055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of visiting and for further information.
Historic Houses members visit for free (tour only) within usual opening hours. Please call 01243 755055 or email email@example.com ahead of visiting and for further information.
Tour only: £12.50
Tour and tea: £29
With an outstanding collection of art on display, the House is open throughout the season from March to October for tours and luxury afternoon tea.
Goodwood offers schools and colleges a wide range of workshops and visits to facilitate Learning Outside the Classroom, using the rich variety of sites and businesses found on the Estate. This learning programme is typically delivered through the Goodwood Education Trust (formerly West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust), a charity established by the Duke of Richmond in 1976.
The Education Officer can tailor activities to suit specific needs and learning objectives. Teachers are invited to make a pre-visit, so the activities can be discussed and risk assessments undertaken. All visits will be coordinated and usually lead by the Education Officer, assisted by Education Guides and Estate staff as appropriate.
Glorious Goodwood: Historic Houses Lectures
Glorious Goodwood: England’s Greatest Sporting Estate – Members Lecture
If you're a Historic Houses member, you can login here to watch a wonderful history of England's Greatest Sporting Estate & The Dukes of Richmond, presented by James Peill, Curator of the Goodwood Collection.
A Sporting Heritage
Since the second Duke of Richmond in the 17th Century, the Goodwood Estate has been an enthusiastic supporter of many different sports. From a top-100 golf course, to the world-renowned ‘Festival of Speed’, to their magnificent racecourse, Goodwood lays unrivaled claim to be ‘England’s Greatest Sporting Estate’.
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