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
- 17 July 2017
Get exclusive access to parts of the house not open to the public on this eye-opening tour revealing hidden stories and spaces.
- Not suitable for children
£16.50, members £13.50, 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.brightonmuseums.org.uk. You can also email email@example.com 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.
Behind the Scenes tour
- 16 October 2015 11:30am-1pm
- 20 November 2015 11:30am-1pm
- 11 December 2015 11:30am-1pm
Go through the door marked ‘private’ on this fascinating and surprising backstage tour that reveals the hidden half of the house.
- Any age
11.30am-1pm £16.50, members £13.50, book in advance
Murder Mystery Night
- 24 October 2015 From 6pm, From 8:30pm
- 30 December 2015 From 6pm, From 8:30pm
A classic murder mystery in the perfect setting! Join 368 Theatre Company and follow the clues with the help of a fortifying glass of wine and the special after-hours ambience to get the little grey cells working.
£20, members £15, book in advance
A Cabinet of Curiosities: Preston Manor after dark
- 30 October 2015 6-10pm
Do you dare to visit the spooky underground cellars of Brighton’s most haunted house? Prepare for Halloween with our night of entertainment and discovery.
Guest mediums will be offering Tarot and mediumship taster-readings, and we will explain how a Victorian séance worked.
Plus ghost tales, noir short film screenings, a magic lantern show and a rare chance to visit the spooky underground cellars of Brighton’s most-haunted house.
- Family friendly
- Any age
Adult £13, members £10, child (10-16 years) £6
An Edwardian Christmas at Home
- 12 December 2015 2-3:30pm
A delightfully nostalgic exploration of Christmas customs and traditions. Take a tour upstairs and downstairs in our beautiful Edwardian manor house and enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie served in the Victorian kitchens dressed for the season.
- Any age
£14.50 members £12.50, book in advance
Father Christmas at Preston Manor
- 19 — 23 December 2015
Meet Father Christmas in the cosy fireside setting of Lady Ellen’s beautiful Drawing Room. Afterwards explore Preston Manor top to bottom and discover how a Victorian family prepared for a magical Christmas.
- Any age
£8 per child, Preston Manor admission fees apply. Price includes gift.
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