Farleys House and Gallery

Experience the extraordinary atmosphere of the Sussex home of photographer Lee Miller and Surrealist artist Roland Penrose, whose guests included Picasso, Man Ray and Miró. 

There are two galleries and a sculpture garden to explore, with the galleries boasting an outstanding selection of temporary exhibitions shown alongside the works of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. Past exhibitions have include the art of Eileen Agar, Peter Blake, Desmond Morris and Dorothea Tanning.

75th anniverary year 

In 2024, Farleys House and Gallery marks  its 75th anniversary with a programme of celebratory events and the publication of a special anniversary edition of its book ‘The Home of the Surrealists’. Also, for the first time, Farleys will be open to the public on Fridays – meaning that you can now visit the house and gardens on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The 2024 season runs from 04 Apr 2024 to 31 Oct 2024.



Lee Miller dehusking corn

Farleys Fireplace

You’ll love

  • Picnics are welcomed at the large sculpture garden with stunning views of the Sussex countryside. 
  • Farleys House Tours offer a friendly, intimate insight into the lives of the artists who lived here, the visits of their eminent friends and the surreal art which adorns every surface.
  • A calendar of fun, surreal-themed events and workshops – including an annual Surrealist Picnic
  • See the locations from the 2023Lee Miller biopic, ‘Lee’, starring Kate Winslet

Dining Room at Farley's. Copyright: Lee Miller Archives.

When to visit

Farleys is open 10:00 – 16:00 on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from April – October. Guided house tours run throughout the day.

Farleys exterior square. Courtesy Farleys House and Gallery

Farleys front door

Do I need to book?

It’s recommended to book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment.

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