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© 2019 Rottingdean Preservation Society

Welcome To The Rottingdean Preservation Society

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.


The Grange Museum and Gallery


Opening Times 2019


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 


12th Nov - 15th Dec 2019

Our exciting Christmas Art and Gifts Fair

Extended opening hours - this weekend  until 18:00!

A collection of artists and crafts people come to the Grange Gallery with small works that are the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family. Art prints, paintings, drawings, illustrations, engravings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, paper goods & glass, seasonal hand made decorations, advent calendars and greeting cards. 


For unique gifts visit the peaceful Grange in the delightful village of Rottingdean to begin your Christmas celebrations.

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Who are We?


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?

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: