Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

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Find an artistic paradise inside The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton building sits in the heart of the buzzy Brighton city centre.

Where is Brighton Museum & Art Gallery located?

Brighton Museum. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the core of the city's social quarter.

What is the history of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to the present day?

The gallery was opened on 5 November 1861 by Richard Owen, the author of the Natural History Museum. Its first shows comprised of characteristic history examples, the town's craft assortment, and different things gathered from around the globe by neighborhood inhabitants. The early exhibition hall soon exceeded the Pavilion and the town specialists made yearning arrangements to make a bigger and progressively proficient historical center. 

In 1873 Brighton Museum moved to its current site, alongside the town's open library. Despite the fact that it possesses land that was previously utilized as a component of George IV's steady mind boggling, the structure was assembled particularly for the exhibition hall — without a doubt, it was one of the primary reason manufactured historical centers in England. 

Albeit a great Victorian town exhibition hall, Brighton Museum kept on drawing in guests during the twentieth century. One mainstream gift that could be bought by guests was a book of 12 'genuine photos' of the gallery's assortments.

What is there to see and do at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery?

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a cornucopia of fabulous art, from 20th century furniture, glass and textiles to jewellery, ceramics and earthenware. Explore the Willett Gallery, which focuses on 18th and 19th century British social history through its earthenware exhibits, and is also home to the non-western arts section which has gained national importance status. On top of all that, there is a brilliant fashion collection and an extensive collection of fine art. Don't miss the excellent museum shop which sells super memorabilia. If you are looking to go in the winter months, make sure you go ice skating in the Pavilion gardens, it's a must!

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Open Times: All year, Tue-Sun (& BH Mons) 10:00-17:00. Closed 24 Dec (from 15:00), 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Price Details: Adult £5.20 Child £3.00 Family tickets 2 adults and 2 children £13.40 1 adult and 2 children £8.20 Concessions (ID required) £4.20

Arrival information & directions

Address: Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BrightonBN1 1EE, United Kingdom

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Town Centre, Brighton.


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