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 22nd July 2017, 2:00pm

Brides, Bridesmaids and Bouquets

Costume collector Marion May talks about historical bridal wear giving us a chance to get up close & personal with gowns that span from the 1840s through to the 1960s.
Florist Carrie Cox, a lecturer for Interflora & Creative director of Hove's loveliest flower shop Florian, gives us an insight into bridal bouquets through time, and a demonstration of current floral fashions. more

Brighton and Hove Heritage Open Days/Open Door 2017

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September 
Don't miss Brighton & Hove's contribtion to the annual Heritage Open Days celebrations, offering over 100 free things to do in four days!


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'.