Petworth House Turner exhibition is a sell-out

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AN EXHIBITION at Petworth House celebrating the Sussex works of Britain’s most famous landscape painter has been a sell-out success.

The Turner exhibition, Turner’s Sussex, runs until Wednesday, March 13.

On Monday, February 11, Petworth House released an extra 990 tickets which sold out within a week.

Andrew Loukes, house and collections manager and curator of Turner’s Sussex, said: “We have been delighted by our visitors’ response to Turner’s Sussex. Not only has the exhibition been a complete sell-out, but the feedback from the thousands who have seen it has been overwhelmingly positive. This has been a great start to our plans to hold major art shows at Petworth every winter.

“Please watch this space for the subject of next year’s exhibition, to be announced later in the year. We expect it to be equally popular and recommend early booking to avoid disappointment!”

After enjoying a great opening weekend in January, the ticket sales have ‘delighted’ National Trust staff and volunteers.

This is the first time Petworth House has opened more than the Pleasure Grounds between January and March.