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On what dates does Parham open?

In 2024 Parham will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter Sunday, 31st March, until Sunday 13th October.

At what time does Parham open?

The Gardens open at 12 Noon. The House opens at 2pm. The last admission is at 4:30pm. Parham closes at 5pm.

How do I get to Parham?

Parham is situated between the villages of Storrington and Pulborough in West Sussex. Our main entrance is clearly signposted from the A283.

If using a sat nav, please use this postcode: RH20 4HR.

Is Parham accessible for visitors with limited mobility?

We have a sign-posted parking area located close to our main entrance for visitors with limited mobility.

The gardens and grounds can be accessed via gravel and flagstone paths. The flagstone paths can become slippery when wet, so we recommend that all our visitors take additional care in wet weather and wear sensible footwear.

We are able to provide access to the Ground Floor of Parham House for visitors in wheelchairs, but are unable to offer access to the the first or second floors. Please speak to a member of staff at the Admission Kiosk or Entrance Hall to arrange access.

There is a sign-posted accessible WC located in Fountain Courtyard. Please ask a member of staff for directions.

Do I need to book my tickets in advance?

Tickets can either be booked through our website, or purchased on arrival. We encourage visitors to book in advance where possible, as this helps us to keep waiting times to a minimum.

It is no longer necessary for Parham Season Ticket Holders, Historic Houses Members, and RHS Members to book in advance. Please present your membership cards at the Admission Kiosk on arrival. For information on any restrictions, please see our "Visit" page.

How long should I plan to spend at Parham?

We recommend that you allow two to three hours for your visit.

Can I access the shops or cafe without a ticket?

We regret that these facilities are for the benefit of visitors to the House and Gardens and can only be accessed with a valid entry ticket.

Are there any refreshments on offer?

Yes. Our catering is provided by Joanna's Boutique Tearoom, who will be offering hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, scones and cakes from The Mower Shed in the Pleasure Grounds.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome on short leads within the gardens and pleasure grounds. Only guide or assistance dogs are permitted inside Parham House or the inside catering facilities.

Can I smoke?

There is a strict no smoking policy on the estate.

Can I use my mobile phone?

The mobile phone signal at Parham is generally very poor. Visitors are welcome to use their phones, but we ask that you please respect other visitors and do not take calls in places which may disturb other visitors or detract from their enjoyment of the House and Gardens.

Can I explore the Park?

The Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is also home to a herd of wild fallow deer. There is a sign-posted public footpath leading from the entrance at Douglas Lodge (Storrington Gate) to an exit at West Lodge South (Rackham Gate). There are no other public rights of access to the Park. Dogs must always be kept on a lead and there is a strict no cycling policy.

What is your policy on photography?

All visitors to Parham are permitted to take photographs in the House and Gardens. Flash photography is prohibited within the House. All photographs must be strictly for private, non commercial use. Enquiries about selling or publishing photographs should be directed to marketing@parhaminsussex.co.uk.

The Use of UAVs or drones anywhere on the estate is not permitted without prior approval.

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