Brighton & Hove
Delightful Manor House, powerfully evoking the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home both ‘Upstairs’ and ‘Downstairs’. Explore over twenty rooms on four floors, from the superbly renovated servants’ quarters in the basement to the attic bedrooms on the top floor. Adjacent to Preston Park, the house also comprises picturesque walled gardens and a pet cemetery.
Part of a Designated Collection of national importance is on display at this venue.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Open to the Public: April - September
Closed: Mondays (inc Bank Holidays),
Winter Closure October - March (except for Special Events and School/Group bookings)
Children: (under 16) £3.50
Part of Brighton & Hove Museums' Designated Collection of Decorative Art, which you can also see at Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Brighton Pavilion, is on display here. Please contact Brighton Museums for more information if you wish to see a specific item.
The collections of decorative arts include the Regency furniture and silver-gilt displayed in the Royal Pavilion, the Macquoid furniture at Preston Manor, the Willett Collection of ceramics illustrating popular history, and outstanding holdings of British and European 20th century decorative design and craft.
Social History, Personalities, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives
Key artists and exhibits
- Designated Collection
- 4 April 2015 10:30am-1pm
Pop-up history! Mini-talks, taster tours, demonstrations and cosy sit-down readings as the house opens its doors for a brand new season.
Free with Preston Manor admission
The 1915 House
- 25 April 2015 11am-12:45pm
Travel back to 1915 and discover what your life would have been like if you lived in Brighton 100 years ago.
£15, members £12, book in advance.You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri), in person at any of our venues, or online at www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events.
Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event
may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.