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Farleys House & Gallery

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Surrealism summarised by Lee Miller

Whether you know about Lee Miller, model, surrealist photographer, Vogue WW2 war correspondent or... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2019
gourmetflaneur
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York, United Kingdom
Absolute delight!

Our experience ar Farley House was a delight from start to finish. We prebooked for the 2.30 tour... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
sereneingreen
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Suffolk
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Sussex home of Surrealist photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose. Lee Miller and Roland Penrose came to live at Farleys House in 1949 and for the thirty five years that followed they built up a collection of contemporary art treasures...more
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| Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly BN8 6HW, England
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

Whether you know about Lee Miller, model, surrealist photographer, Vogue WW2 war correspondent or not, if you like photography, good photography and art and style and the connections with Picasso, Tanning, carrington a dn Ernst, then do visit! Do! The house is a shrine, and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Our experience ar Farley House was a delight from start to finish. We prebooked for the 2.30 tour and the welcoming lady on the reception warned us there might not be cherry cake left afterward and offered to put 2 slices aside (this she did...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Been to the house before - which is great as Lee Miller such an interesting person - so this time just did the sculpture garden which I thought was great. Modern, traditional and quirky all mixed together in beautiful grounds - all for £3.50 and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

If you are interested in photography or dada/surrealism this is such a a worthwhile visit. The tour guides (we had Jane who was a font of knowledge and so enthusiastic about the history of Farley’s Farm) give so much information and insight into the live’s...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful and interesting place but our visit was spoilt by the rushed official tour with too big a group for the room sizes. The guided talk with anecdotes was interesting but we weren’t given the opportunity to take a closer look at the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting house crammed full of surreal art and other quirky pieces. Worth a visit but you need to pre-book a tour ticket. Tour guide was excellent and gave a real flavour of the owners’ lives.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a fabulous hidden gem for art lovers and historians. This old farmhouse is crammed full of surrealist art and objects hidden behind the sleepy facade of an old Sussex Farmhouse. We were greeted warmly and booked onto a tour which were every half...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The tour is a strict 40/45 minutes and I felt there was absolutely no time to inspect the artefacts in the room or even ask questions afterwards. Everyone is whisked back to the gift shop afterwards and the next tour then commences. At the beginning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kate70Brighton, Farleys House & Tours Coordinator at Farleys House & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We are glad that you feel, as we do, that Lee Miller lived an amazing life. It is certainly our happy privilege to offer tours of her house and share her story, along with that of Roland Penrose, with the thousands of guests who visit...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is really really worth visiting. Guided tour round the house which is informative and interesting. Didn’t know anything about the occupants but was so moved by the the story of their lives.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

OK, it's only open on Sundays, and it's by guided tour only, but don't let either of these things put you off. It is a wonderful house with a great history, and the guide we had was fantastic in bringing it alive. Garden full of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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heathermarie9
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Response from Molly098765 | Reviewed this property |
New for this season some tour tickets available to book via the website
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Jackie e
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No station very close, Jackie - I would recommend going to Lewes - good through trains from London Victoria, and it's a delightful small town in itself, lots to see (castle, Tudor houses, nice small shops, etc), well worth a... More
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