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Farleys House & Gallery

| Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly BN8 6HW, England
+44 1825 872856
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This place is really really worth visiting. Guided tour round the house which is informative and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gin-Ginnie
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Such a great visit

OK, it's only open on Sundays, and it's by guided tour only, but don't let either of these things... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Fudge03
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Sussex, England
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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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| Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly BN8 6HW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really really worth visiting. Guided tour round the house which is informative and interesting. Didn’t know anything about the occupants but was so moved by the the story of their lives.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

OK, it's only open on Sundays, and it's by guided tour only, but don't let either of these things put you off. It is a wonderful house with a great history, and the guide we had was fantastic in bringing it alive. Garden full of...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a jewel of a place. Such a complex and fascinating history. The lives of Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, their son Antony and all the fascinating visitors who came to stay make for wondrous stories. The house is full of glorious visuals...paintings, sculptures, collected...More

Thank Charles J
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

If you want to see where and how the surrealists really lived, visit Farleys House and Gallery. You will be delighted 😊

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

You need to be organized to find out when it’s open, and then you need to book a timed slot as it’s guided tours only. Which is not my preference. However despite that it was fascinating and the guides all had links to the family...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Have lived locally for years, but wasn't aware of this attraction. Have been a couple of times now with friends great exhibition and also the enjoy coming for the Chiddingly art festival.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Farleys House seems as filled with different layers of time as it is with art, found objects, tribal figures and many other things collected by British surrealist Roland Penrose and his partner Lee Miller. There's a Picasso in every room, a cabinet of curiosities in...More

Thank Hazel R
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

As a graduate of art, I have always had a specialist interest in Surrealism. I am particularly passionate about the work of the female artists of the genre. Their work, in my opinion, holds its own in comparison to their better-known male counterparts. But it's...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Lee Miller/Roland Penrose home of Surrealist art is glorious and is on a par with Charleston for interest. The tour was headed by a young woman who was faultless: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and nice. Meeting Anthony Penrose was a joy. We will revisit the Scottish...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

It was amazing to learn about Lee Miller and here incredible life as a model, artistic photographer and a war correspondant. It is unbelievable that there has not been a major motion picture made about here or a tv series.

1  Thank Gudbrandur S
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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
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