Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1EE, England
Telephone: 03000 290900

- Free

4.6

This is the brightest and best of the city’s museums.

Though rather overshadowed by its neighbours the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Dome, this interesting museum is worth a special trip. Like the Dome, it’s an ornate Regency building that once housed royal servants and horses but has been repeatedly re-modelled on the inside, most recently at the turn of the millennium.

Best known for its collections of 19th and 20th-century fashion, style and design, it also has an illuminating local history section and fun interactive displays for kids. I think it’s great that it’s free, as it merits several visits - and as it’s right in the centre of town, it’s easy to dip in and out.

Value for money
n/a
90%

Price advice

It's free, except for special exhibitions.

Expert tips

The museum hosts children’s workshops and events from time to time.

The Gallery Café has a great view over the 20th Century Art and Design Gallery.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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