Aquatic Tea Party by the West Pier © Brighton Swimming Club
Visual Arts

Shadows of Empire: Taking Tea at Preston Manor

Fri 24 May - Wed 26 Jun 2024
Book Tickets

Travel from the mountains of China to the lavish drawing rooms of Preston Manor and uncover Britain’s intricate relationship with tea.

Delve into the dark history of the tea trade in this interactive experience, where you’ll learn about the high costs paid for our daily cuppas. Learn how our addiction to tea led to theft, more dangerous and often lethal addiction…and even war. And how past inhabitants of Preston Manor were involved.

Please note: this exhibition deals with adult themes, including addiction.

Book tickets on the Brighton & Hove Museums website