Welcome To The Rottingdean Preservation Society

Who are We?
DSC09253We were founded originally in 1937 as the Ratepayers Association and Preservation Society, but became a charity in 1960 with the object of preserving and improving the village, its amenities and rural surroundings.

What have we done?
RPS and its predecessors have played a pivotal role in Rottingdean life over the last century. In the 1960s we took over the responsibility for the Windmill, which had fallen into disrepair, and restored it. In 1983, we purchased the Kipling Gardens, threatened by development, and in 1993 leased the Museum at The Grange and prevented its sale by Brighton Council. All these initiatives have changed the face of the village and contribute to its attraction as a tourist destination.

Image 2What do we do now?
Our current activities continue to promote village life by maintaining the Windmill and opening it to the public, working with BHCC to improve the facilities in the Kipling Gardens, and encourage a range of Events and Exhibitions at The Grange.

How can you help?
All our activities are only possible by the generous help of volunteers, and if you would like to help, please contact us. You may be interested to give a few hours to Steward at The Grange Museum and Gallery, or to help in the Grange Garden, or have an interest in The Windmill. Do contact us to find out more, and join as a member to support our activities!

See our contact page for more contact details

News & Events

The Grange Museum and Gallery

OPENING TIMES 2017
April - October
Weekdays: 10.30am - 4.00pm (closed Wednesday)
Sunday: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Directions

Rottingdean Windmill Open Days 2017

The Mill will be open from 2.00-4.30pm this summer on:

MAY*: Sat / Sun 6th / 7th; 13th/14th**; 20th/21st; 27th/28th
JUNE: Sun 18th
JULY: Sun 2nd and 16th
AUG: Sun 6th and 20th
SEPT: Sun 17th

** Baron Gilvan exhibition
*National Mills Weekend