Both the exterior and interior of Preston Manor provide attractive and historical settings for many types of filming and photography projects.

Photograph of the exterior of Preston Manor

Preston Manor is steeped in history and is a living testament to the Stanford family who owned the house for three generations. Today the house and elegant gardens are a reflection of their ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ daily life.

Locations at Preston Manor have been used for dramas, documentary settings, paranormal investigations, fashion shoots, and as scenes in a computer game.

What parts of Preston Manor are available for filming?

Both the exterior and interiors, including

  • the kitchens
  • servants’ rooms
  • elegant drawing and dining rooms
  • family bedrooms
  • formal gardens (including a walled garden and a pet’s graveyard)

Photograph of the servants kitchen in Preston Manor

Are there any conditions?

We ask photographers and production companies to respect the sensitive nature of a unique historic building.

Please download and read our full statement of Filming and Photography conditions for Preston Manor [PDF].

Security is paramount during filming as well as safeguarding the needs of our visitors.

Should I make a recce first?

Yes. We always recommend that you make a preliminary visit to identify likely locations and to discuss the practicalities with us.

What are the fees?

Our standard fees are charged by the hour (or part of an hour) and are subject to VAT.

Interiors
Daytime (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) £250 per hour
Evenings and weekends £350 per hour
Exteriors
Daytime (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) £150 per hour
Evenings and weekends £200 per hour

We will calculate special fees for the more complicated projects, for example those that require more than one camera crew, shooting at night, or changes to the usual displays.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. All bookings must be made in advance.

How do I make a booking?

Please contact us. We will discuss your filming or photography requirements in more detail and help you with your booking.

For further information about professional filming and photography at the Royal Pavilion, or to book a shoot, contact the Royal Pavilion & Museums Marketing Team:
Email museums.marketing@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Telephone 03000 290906

Contact us also if you are interested in filming and photography at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery and the Booth Museum of Natural History.

For information about location filming elsewhere in Brighton & Hove, consult the Brighton & Hove City Council Events Office on 01273 292711.