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This place is really really worth visiting. Guided tour round the house which is informative and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly BN8 6HW, England
+44 1825 872856
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

The tour is a strict 40/45 minutes and I felt there was absolutely no time to inspect the artefacts in the room or even ask questions afterwards. Everyone is whisked back to the gift shop afterwards and the next tour then commences. At the beginning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kate70Brighton, Farleys House & Tours Coordinator at Farleys House & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We are glad that you feel, as we do, that Lee Miller lived an amazing life. It is certainly our happy privilege to offer tours of her house and share her story, along with that of Roland Penrose, with the thousands of guests who visit...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Fudge03
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charles J
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 😊

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Muuum
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hazel R
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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Evangelina27
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Heather M
16 March 2017|
Response from MRT53 | Reviewed this property |
Give them a ring to find out.
Jackie e
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