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

Saturday 6th May 2017, 12:00 - 5:00pm
Town House, Open House
Come and see how our volunteers are transforming the walls and pillars within the house and learn about our plans for the future. Admission free. more

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 2:00pm
Brides, Bridesmaids and Bouquets
Costume collector Marion May talks about historical bridal wear and florist Carrie Cox gives us an insight into bridal bouquets through time, with demonstrations. 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'.