Staying for longer? There is plenty more great art and culture to discover in East Sussex.
Charleston – Charleston Farm House in Firle was the country meeting place for the Bloomsbury group of artists, writers and intellectuals, including Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, David Garnett and Maynard Keynes. The house is an example of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s decorative style within a domestic context and represents the fruition of over sixty years of artistic creativity.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft – The museum holds an internationally important collection of work by the artists and craftspeople who lived and worked in Ditchling from the beginning of the 20th century onwards, establishing the village as one of the most important places for the visual arts and crafts in Britain.
Farley Farm House – Farley Farm was the former home of artist Roland Penrose and the photographer Lee Miller and the meeting place for many significant Modern British artists including Eileen Agar, Kenneth Armitage, William Turnbull, John Craxton and Richard Hamilton, as well as international artists including Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Joan Miro and Man Ray. Works by many of these artists are displayed in the house, which is open for tours every Sunday April-October.
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery – Set in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens. Its has a rich collection focusing on art, design and costume as well as a changing exhibition programme.
Glyndebourne – Glyndebourne is an internationally renowned opera house. Glyndebourne presents six productions each year in its summer season as well as the tour in the autumn, which begins at Glyndebourne and travels to venues around the country. During the summer festival an extended interval gives audiences a chance to dine, many choosing to picnic in the stunning gardens and grounds surrounding the opera house.
Pallant House – Pallant House Gallery in Chichester has a significant collection of 20th century British art with important works by Gino Severini , Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Caulfield, Michael Andrews, Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton. The gallery also has rolling programme exhibitions incorporating national, international and contemporary art.
Turner Contemporary – The Turner Contemporary in Margate is the largest gallery space in the South East outside of London. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to engage with and explore intriguing links between historical and contemporary art through its programme of temporary exhibitions and events.