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Farleys House & Gallery

Muddles Green | Farley Farm, Chiddingly BN8 6HW, England
+44 1825 872691
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Unique place with an amazing back story

I first came across Lee Miller's name some years ago when watching a TV documentary about WW2 and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Petersfield, United Kingdom

We picked up a flyer for this gallery whilst in the Towner Gallery Eastbourne and thought it looked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Sussex home of Surrealist photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose. Lee Miller and Roland Penrose came to live at Farleys House in 1949 and for the thirty five years that followed they built up a collection of contemporary art treasures, many of which were created by their friends and visitors including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington and Joan Miro. The work of these and numerous others are exhibited in the house alongside those of Penrose and Miller giving the visitor a fascinating look into the world of the Surrealists. Farleys House and Gallery are open to the public on Sundays between April and October each year. Private group tours can be arranged for 12 - 45 people on Tuesday and Thursdays with advance booking. All visits to the house are by guided tour.
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Muddles Green | Farley Farm, Chiddingly BN8 6HW, England
+44 1825 872691
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came across Lee Miller's name some years ago when watching a TV documentary about WW2 and learnt how she was attached to the US army as a war correspondent - extremely unusual for a woman at that time. Much later we were in...More

Thank Gordon2112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked up a flyer for this gallery whilst in the Towner Gallery Eastbourne and thought it looked really interesting. And it was. We had a bit of trouble finding it mostly because my other half didn't bother to look it up and he hates...More

Thank FerringFairy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a really interesting place to visit, set in a very pretty part of the world. You can only visit as part of a guided tour and these only take place on a Sunday. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting about the lives of...More

1  Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were given the tour by one of the great-granddaughters of Roland Penrose - she brought the story and the house to life. Ami and Antony were also there on the day of our visit and were very welcoming. The personal anecdotes and the family's...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A group of 6 of us, from our Photography Group, travelled the hour and a half to visit Farleys House and Gallery on its first day of opening for the 2017 season. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the tour of...More

Thank WiltshireJilly
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lovely old farmhouse tucked away in the countryside, which just happens to have been the home, from 1949 until the 1980s, of the surrealist painter Roland Penrose and his second wife, the American-born 20s model-turned photographer Lee Miller. It's clearly a labour of love for...More

1  Thank ACR888
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a fabulous hidden gem for art lovers and historians alike; the chance to tour a fabulous old farmhouse crammed with surrealist art. Not to be missed if you are anywhere in the area.

Thank Pete_Epsom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you have any artistic leanings or interests, don't miss this trip to the home of Lee Miller, an absolutely beautiful Vogue model and her partner Surrealist painter Roland Penrose. This could become a top world attraction not because it is quintessentially English but because...More

1  Thank MRT53
Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a fascinating place this is and the guided tour of the house is a real pleasure,Sarah was so alive with enthusiasm, the intimate insight into Lee and Roland's life at Farley was just riveting, the garden was enchanting with it statues,I especially liked the...More

1  Thank wanderlust077
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Almost exactly as they left it, the place is as vibrant as it must have been while they were alive, full of colourful friezes, original paintings and interesting photos. You can sit at the kitchen table at which Lee encouraged her guests to prepare vegetables...More

1  Thank TABS1066
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Is it possible to book a place on the Sunday tour in advance?
15 March 2017|
Response from MRT53 | Reviewed this property |
Give them a ring to find out.
Jackie e
Closest train station
6 March 2016|
Response from Amy A | Reviewed this property |
No station very close, Jackie - I would recommend going to Lewes - good through trains from London Victoria, and it's a delightful small town in itself, lots to see (castle, Tudor houses, nice small shops, etc), well worth a... More