Welcome

Photo of the Regency Town House front aspect

The Regency Town House is a grade I Listed terraced home of the mid-1820s being developed as a heritage centre and museum to focus on the architecture and social history of Brighton & Hove between the 1780s and 1840s.

Join curator Nick Tyson on Saturday 30th July at 16.00 on a tour of the House. This visit must be pre-booked.

During the Regency period Brighton enjoyed an unrivalled status as the provincial capital of fashionable British society. It was, perhaps, Europe's foremost seaside spa, a legacy that is today reflected in the city's rich architectural heritage of grand Regency terraces and elegant back streets.

Events coming up watch this space...

Edifying experiences for young people

Mrs Simpson the Regency cook will be joined by Tommy Tuttle the stable boy to instruct young people in life-enriching experiences through the month of August.

Regency games
Treasure hunt
Silhouette making
Plaster casting
Puppet making

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Brighton & Hove Open Door

Thursday, 8th - Sunday, 11th September 2016

Every year we celebrate architectural and cultural heritage by offering free tours of the Town House and coordinating many other free events.

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My House My Street

A collaborative, community project

Lower Market Street signIf you are interested in the history of your house and street, the MyHouseMyStreet project is for you. Explore the project at MyHouseMyStreet or contact us to get involved.

Bevan and Dewar letters

Insight into Regency Brighton

Bevan family letterTake a look at our collection of transcribed letters, written from 1824 to 1870, which provide an insight into family life during the late-Regency period.

Our new e-books

New views of 1820s Brighton

Discover our detailed transcription of le Comte de la Garde's articles 'Eight Days at Brighton' and our translation of his later volume 'Brighton; scènes détachées d'un voyage en Angleterre'.