Preston Manor opens its doors again to visitors from 1 April 2012. The Manor will be open until 30 September 2012 on Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm (last admission 4.15pm), closed Monday (including Bank Holidays).
This charming old Manor House sits just outside the centre of Brighton and evokes the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home both ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’. There are more than 20 rooms to explore, from the elegant family drawing room and bedroom to the servants’ quarters, kitchens and butler’s pantry.
An exciting programme of events starts with At Home with Lady Ellen on Saturday 7 April, 10.30am-4.30pm, to mark the 2012 season opening. Visitors are invited to step back in time to 1912, and will be welcomed to the manor by Edwardian owner Ellen Thomas-Stanford, her friends and household staff.
Don’t forget that Brighton & Hove residents living in postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 and BN41 can enjoy half price admission to the manor throughout the season. The admission price is reduced to just £3 with up to four accompanying children free (additional children £3.20 each). Just bring proof of residency, council tax or utility bill, to get this amazing offer.
Events at Preston Manor
To book tickets telephone 03000 290902.
At Home with Lady Ellen
Saturday 7 April
10.30am-4.30pm Admission fees apply, drop-in
Be welcomed to a traditional ‘at home’ by Edwardian owner Ellen Thomas-Stanford, her friends and household staff. Enjoy this charming day of special talks and activities to mark the 2012 season opening.
Hidden House: Behind the Scenes at Preston Manor
Thursdays 12 April & 10 May, Saturday 16 June, Fridays 29 June, 20 July, 10 August & Saturday 18 August
11am–12.30pm & 2–3.30pm £10.50 members £8.50, book in advance
Go behind the door marked ‘private’ and see parts of the house off the public route, plus discover fascinating information from archive documents about the lives of former residents ‘upstairs and downstairs’. Tea and biscuits included.
Haunted House Tours
Saturday 19 May
6.30-7.30pm & 8-9pm
Adult £8, members £6, child (6-15 years) £3, book in advance
Suitable for adults, and children aged 6+
Join Preston Manor housemaids Daisy and Maisy on a light-hearted tour of Brighton’s most haunted house. Have fun finding out about spooky happenings and ghostly goings-on! In association with Museums at Night.
Croquet on the Lawn
Saturday 21 July to Friday 31 August
10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2-4pm Sunday, £10 per one hour slot,
book in advance. All ages
Play croquet Alice in Wonderland-style, with flamingos for mallets and playing cards for hoops! Collect and return your equipment at Preston Manor front door.
Play at the Manor
Tuesdays 7, 14 & 21 August
10.30-11.30am & 1.30-2.30pm
£4 book in advance. 5 years +
Preston Manor housemaids Daisy and Maisy are up to their old tricks again! Join them outside (or inside if raining) to learn a whole host of hands-on games from days gone by.
Published 17th March 2012
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