Welcome To The Rottingdean Preservation Society

Renewing your membership is vital!


Here's one of many comments we've had recently:


"I have made a donation as well as a membership renewal payment. The money should be in the RPS account now. I have added the renewal to my calendar now so hopefully will be better organised next year.

Best wishes to everyone and many thanks for the wonderful work you all do to keep Rottingdean as it should be. It has helped me considerably in getting through the challenges thrown at us all by Covid. Here's to a better 2021".

If you haven't do so already: CHECK and RENEW!

Your support is so IMPORTANT especially in these challenging times. Thanks.

The Grange Museum and Gallery


The Museum and Gallery are now OPEN. 

New Opening Times 2020

Grange Museum & Gallery:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

13:00 - 16:00.

(Until further notice).

The Grange Tea Garden IS OPEN!

The Garden & Tea Garden are open every day from April to September 

Latest News


We are pleased to inform you of some major developments.


1) The Grange is now open. For details of our amended program for the The Grange Gallery: Click Here.


2) The Grange Gardens are open as usual including the Grange Tea Garden. So make sure you go and visit during these last few days of summer weather.

3) Our Telephone Box is a temporary book swap facility for all to use.



Visitors to the Windmill and The Grange MUST wear a protective mask.

Rottingdean Preservation Society supports NHS Test and Trace and accordingly will record the names and telephone numbers of visitors. This information may be shared with NHS Test and Trace, but only if requested by them.  The information will be held for 21 days from the date of receipt and then destroyed.

Charities are feeling the effects of Covid-19 acutely and unfortunately we are no exception.

For an update from the Institute of Fundraising click here

Gallery Reopens!

At last we can showcase some of our local talent as The Whiteway Centre Student Exhibition kickstarts our new program of events that will lead up to Christmas. Click here for more.

Scarecrows in the Gardens

After the highly successful home-based exhibition of Scarecrows in Rottingdean during the month of August, those that have survived the storms have gathered together in the Grange Gardens where they will be on display during the month of September. If you missed them first time round, or didn’t have time to see them all, now is your chance! And perhaps follow that with tea and some of Lesley’s delicious cake in the Tea Gardens…

Rafaele Berio

Not to be missed! An amazing new Rafaele Berio artwork in the Grange Garden...

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.


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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 have we done?

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 do we do now?

Our current activities continue to promote village life by maintaining the Windmill and opening it to the public, maintaining and promoting The Grange Garden and Tea Rooms, and encouraging 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 radio reporter

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