Preston Manor

A white building surrounded by trees and a pond
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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open to the Public: April - September
Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 14.00-17.00

Closed: Mondays (inc Bank Holidays),
Winter Closure October - March (except for Special Events and School/Group bookings)

Admission charges

Adults: £6.60
Children: (under 16) £3.50
Concessions: £5.50

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.

Collection details

Social History, Personalities, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Hidden House

  • 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.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£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 visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/prestonmanor/news-events/

Murder Mystery Night

  • 28 December 2016 8:30-7:30pm, 8:30-10pm

Watch the drama unfold and unravel the clues in a classic murder mystery by the 368 Theatre Company. Enjoy a fortifying glass of wine and the special after-hours ambience to see if you can work out who-dunnit!

Admission

£21, members £18, book in advance. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri), in person at any of our venue or online www.brightonmuseums.org.uk. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/murder-mystery-night-7/

Unravel Dickens: A Christmas Carol

  • 10 December 2016 2-3:30pm

A Christmas Carol was a runaway bestseller when it was published in 1843 and established the way we celebrate Christmas. This entertaining talk goes behind the story to explore everyday life in Victorian Britain.

Admission

£7.50 (plus Preston Manor admission), members £6.50, book in advance, includes sherry & seasonal biscuits. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri) or in person at any of our venues. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/unravel-dickens-a-christmas-carol/

Father Christmas at Preston Manor

  • 17 December 2016 10am-5pm
  • 18 December 2016
  • 20 — 23 December 2016

Experience the magic of Christmas as Lady Ellen’s sumptuous Drawing Room is transformed by the presence of Father Christmas. Come and see the work of his helpful Elf who has been busy decorating the Christmas Tree and the room with garlands and Victorian-style decorations and finally wrapping the gifts for all the children who come to visit.

As you wait to meet Father Christmas enjoy dressing up, listen to stories or read a Christmas book.

After you’ve met the man himself take a look round the ground floor of this delightful Edwardian Manor House. The Dining Room table is set as if a grand family of the period are about to take tea and Lady Ellen’s little Morning Room is covered in Victorian and Edwardian Christmas cards, holly and ivy and traditional decorations.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

The gift shop will be open for last minute stocking fillers, cards and other vintage gifts.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£8.50 per child, Preston Manor admission fees apply. Price includes gift. All ages, book in advance. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri) or in person at any of our venues. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/father-christmas-at-preston-manor-3/

Preston Manor
Preston Drove
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex
BN1 6SD
England

Website

www.brightonmuseums.org.uk

E-mail

visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Telephone

03000 290900

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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