Photo of the Regency Town House front aspect

The Regency Town House is a grade I Listed terraced home of the mid-1820s being developed as a heritage centre and museum to focus on the architecture and social history of Brighton & Hove between the 1780s and 1840s.

At this time in history, broadly defined as the Regency period, Brighton enjoyed an unrivalled status as the provincial capital of fashionable British society and was, perhaps, Europe's foremost seaside spa. A legacy that is, today, reflected in the city's rich architectural heritage of grand Regency terraces and elegant back streets. 

Regular tours of the House are offered throughout the warmer months of the year and by arrangement during the winter period. Tours for school groups and amenity societies can also be arranged. All visits must be pre-booked.

Meet our characters

We have populated The Regency Town House with characters, some invented and some based on a real person who had history in common with our character. Read their letters and diaries here.

Mrs Hankey      Mrs Vicary      

Mrs Simpson's Regency Diary, 5th August 1831: Murder Most Foul.

My House My Street

A collaborative, community project

Lower Market Street signIf you are interested in the history of your house and street, the MyHouseMyStreet project is for you. Explore the project further at MyHouseMyStreet or contact us directly to see how you can get involved.

Bevan and Dewar letters

Insight into Regency Brighton

Bevan family letterTake a look at our collection of transcribed letters, written from 1824 to 1870, which provide us with an insight into general family life during the late-Regency period.

Brighton and Hove History

Local History

Brighton and Hove were not always the large towns that we see today. Wander through the past by browsing our local history section