Welcome To The Rottingdean Preservation Society

VE Day Churchyard War Graves

Here are two links to documents you can use to explore St Margaret's Churchyard and view the graves of the fallen from the conflicts in the twentieth century. 

EGM Postponed

The Grange Museum and Gallery


Opening Times 2020

Grange Museum & Gallery:

Weekdays: 10:30 - 16:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Sunday: 14:00 - 16:00


The Grange Tea Garden:

Open every day from April to September 

Temporarily Closed


The Extraordinary General Meeting that was scheduled for 26th March has had to cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting was called to approve the change in name of The Rottingdean Preservation Society to Rottingdean Heritage.

This meeting will now be rescheduled for later in the year.

Click here for more details

COVID-19 Announcement

Following official Government advice we have decided to close the Grange Gallery with immediate effect until further notice.

A BIG THANK YOU to all our members and supporters who have renewed their subscriptions this month!


We rely totally on membership subscriptions, donations and legacies to fund our work.


If you want to become a member then please get in touch: email: rpsmemsec@gmail.com; call: 07753 814425 or click here.


We 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?

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Who are We?

The 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.

What 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

Rob Upward discusses the uniqueness of Rottingdean to a local radio reporter:

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