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.

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.

Upcoming events

Thinking Outside the Book:
a workshop making unloved books into shapes, forms, flowers and more.
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 2:00pm

Join us for a workshop on using old books in novel ways to create decorative paper shapes, forms flowers and more. All materials will be supplied and the workshop will be held in the unique surroundings of our Regency Drawing Room. more

 

Brides, Bridesmaids and Bouquets
Saturday 22nd July 2017, 2:00pm

Costume collector Marion May returns to give a talk about her historical bridal wear collection and florist Carrie Cox gives us an insight into bridal bouquets through time including a demonstration of current floral fashions. more

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'.