Preston Manor

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

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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: £6.50
Children: (under 16) £3.50
Concessions: £5.40

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.

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.

Admission

£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 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.

Hidden House

  • 9 May 2015
  • 11 June 2015
  • 26 August 2015
  • 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/

Secret Garden

  • 30 May 2015
  • 31 July 2015
  • 27 August 2015

A costumed story-telling session inspired by the much-loved Edwardian children’s classic. Includes objects to touch and a guided visit to a real secret garden.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£6 per adult, £4.50 per child (includes admission), members £5 per adult, £3.50 per child, 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

  • 5 June 2015 From 6pm
  • 24 June 2015
  • 14 August 2015

Join 368 Theatre Company for an evening of murder and mystery set in the 1930s. Watch the story unfold and see if you can work out whodunit!

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£20 (includes a glass of wine), 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/

Horrors of the Victorian Kitchen

  • 13 June 2015
  • 18 July 2015
  • 7 August 2015

Discover the dark side of Mrs Beeton’s world, from vermin to poison and the scandal of contaminated food, at this sit-down talk and demonstration in a real Victorian kitchen.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£10, members £8, 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/

Saturday Summer tours

  • 25 July 2015 From 2:30pm
  • 5 September 2015

Afternoon tours of the house with different quirky facts and stories each week. Children’s trail activity available.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£5, members, residents Free, 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/

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