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Come along to Preston Manor, reported to be Brighton’s most haunted house, this Halloween for a special series of new events. Experience some spooky family-friendly theatre at our Haunted House Day, meet some crazy characters and wear your most blood-curdling fancy dress! For adults there are some Halloween ghost tours, where you can explore the Manor on the most haunted night of the year. Or why not discover the secrets of a Victorian Séance over a glass of Sherry? You can even learn how to write your own story about the ghostly goings on!
Tales of ghostly sightings and supernatural experiences at Preston Manor go back through history and the reports continue with modern day sightings of non-existent visitors. In June 2006 LIVINGtv’s ‘Most Haunted’ team filmed at Preston Manor and the TV crew experienced one of their most active nights of paranormal activity. Yvette Fielding, the show’s host, said ‘We were thrilled by our experiences at Preston Manor. The house has a fascinating history and our investigations were more than fully rewarded. Karl is convinced he was confronted by the Manor’s White Lady!’
Writing the Uncanny: Ghost Story Workshop
Saturday 22 October
10.30am-1.30pm £12, members £11, includes admission, tea and biscuits
Take inspiration from Preston Manor’s history, contents, and ghostly legacy to craft your own ghost story that will unnerve and unsettle. Explore the nature of fear, and study Freud’s theory of ’the uncanny’.
A Victorian House in Mourning
Saturdays 29 October, 26 November
10am-5pm, Admission fee payable*
Victorian etiquette demanded that the passing of life was celebrated. See how the house looked when dressed for mourning at this unique event.
The event includes a fascinating optional talk on Victorian mourning customs, dress, food and manners at 11.30am and 2.30pm, tickets £4, members £3.
Friday 11 November
7.45-8.45pm £12.50, members £10.50
On 11 November 1896 a séance was held at Preston Manor. Séances became the ultimate fashionable Victorian after-dinner entertainment. What were they exactly? This new event explains all.
Includes a complimentary glass of sherry on arrival.
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 October 7-8pm, 8.30-9.30pm & 10-11pm
£12.50, members £10.50, book in advance
Halloween Ghost Tours
Monday 31 October
7-8pm, 8.30-9.30pm, 10-11pm £13.50, members £11.50
Creepy manifestations, horrifying experiences, and shadowy figures chilled the Victorian owners of Preston Manor. Hear their stories and decide for yourself if the house is still haunted today.
Haunted House Day: Wolfish Tales
Sunday 30 October
10.30-11.10am, 11.30am-12.10pm, 1.30-2.10pm, 2.30-3.10pm, 3.30-4.10pm
Adult £6, child £4 (8-15 years) plus admission fee*, book in advance
Experience Brighton’s most haunted house at this spooky piece of family-friendly theatre. Come in your most blood-curdling fancy dress! Suitable for adults, and children over the age of 8.
*Brighton & Hove Residents
Postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 & BN41 enjoy half-price admission to Preston Manor, with up to four accompanying children free. Bring proof of residency, one item required per adult (eg council tax or other utility bill). Preston Manor is open April to September and for events throughout the year.
You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902, in person at any of our venues, or online at www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
Free events cannot be booked in advance unless otherwise stated.
A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events.