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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Dressing the Decades: 85 years of visitor clothing

  • 1 May — 30 September 2018 *on now

This costume trail marks the 85th anniversary of Preston Manor opening as a museum in 1933. Take a journey through 1930s glamour, wartime bombing, 1950s formal wear and 1970s Laura Ashley, to the Pagan-inspired wedding costume worn at a first hand-fasting ceremony held at Preston Manor on the Winter Solstice in 2016.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £7.00
Child (5-15) £4.00
Concession £6.00

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm, last admission 4.15pm
Closed Monday (including Bank Holidays)
Closed (except for pre-booked groups, schools visits and special events) from 1 October to 31 March

Website

https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/prestonmanor/what-to-see/dressing-the-decades-85-years-of-visitor-clothing/

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.

Dressing the Decades: From the Archives

  • 22 September 2018 11:15am-12:30pm

An in-depth look at the costume trail, with the opportunity to see photographs and documents from the archives.

Admission

£13, members £11 (includes Preston Manor admission and tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival), book in advance

Website

https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/dressing-the-decades-from-the-archives/

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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