Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Brighton Museums, Art Gallery and Royal Pavilion Gardens

Available to 3 May 2025

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Book tickets for Brighton Museum and Art Gallery for one of the best things to do in Brighton

A day trip to Brighton is incomplete without good food, good views and a good soak-up of the local culture.

In the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world lies Brighton's Museum and Art Gallery, located next to the Royal Pavilion Gardens. 

With an impressive collection of artworks, history artefacts, iconic fashion garments and quintessential pieces of culture, the Museum reigns as Brighton's top tourist attraction for families.

Things to see and do at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

With an array of artefacts to marvel at, you'll have your pick of the best exhibitions to visit - or make a memorable trip out of it and spend the whole day underneath Brighton's renowned dome rooftop.

Exhibitions at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery:

  • Queer the Pier: Plunge into the history of Brighton and Hove's beloved LGBTQIA+ communities and celebrate the lives of activists, artists and performers who made Brighton so fabulous.
  • Finding Faberge: Five forgotten Faberge items and a chance to discover more about the mysterious Preston Manor Faberge
  • See the Sea: Sail through the romantic oceans to today's vibrant seafront
  • National Treasures, Rembrandt in Brighton: Now a host to Rembrandt's original and authentic 'Self Portrait at the Age of 34' from 1640.
  • ABBA, One Week in Brighton: Celebrate the 50th birthday of ABBA's Eurovision win with photos, film memories and memorabilia from the world's most beloved band.

There's many more exhibitions to see at Brighton's Museum and Art Gallery! Please note: Some exhibitions are only temporary but Brighton Museum will always refresh and replace expired exhibition shows. 

Your day trip in Brighton starts and ends with the Brighton Museum

Brighton's Museum and Art Gallery isn't just home to exhibitions. With an extensive collection of works related to art, culture, history, fashion, ceramics and so much more, there's plenty of artefacts to get a glimpse of:

Things to see at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery:

  • Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery: Meet Brighton & Hove's earliest residents on this family-friendly award-winning gallery that takes you on a journey from the Ice Age to the Saxon era - celebrate the South's rich archaeological heritage!
  • Fine Art: Highlights include 'The Raising of Lazarus' by Jan Lievens and 'Swans at Play' by Gaston La Touche! The Heyer Gallery also features works from Frank Stella, Alexander Calder and Sir Anthony Caro.
  • Images of Brighton: Delve into Brighton's rich and diverse history and follow the city's journey from a medieval fishing town to today's tolerant, progressive city. 
  • Ancient Egypt: See artefacts excavated by the UK's leading Egyptologists whilst children play with the interactive and engaging activities 
  • Fashion & Style: See the iconic self-expression of Brighton's Mods & Rockers, Teddy Boys, Goths, Hippies and more!
  • Mr Willett's Popular Pottery: See Brighton Museum's founders collection of ceramics, with a collection of 23 themes and 2,000 pieces dating from 1600 to 1900.
  • 20th Century Art & Design: Celebrating innovative furniture, ceramics, silver and glass, this exhibit demonstrates exquisite craftmanship.
  • Performance: Masks, puppets, spectacular costumes and theatre sets from stories associated with different national traditions!
  • World Stories: Cultures from across the globe come together in an exhibit that illustrates the history, faiths and traditions in fresh, new ways. 

Places to see, things to do and where to eat in Brighton Museum

If you're feeling peckish after your jam-packed day at the museum in Brighton, stop by the Pavilion Cafe Tea Rooms in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. 

  • Enjoy a cup of tea or indulge in a hearty meal
  • Witness unrivalled and breathtaking 360 views
  • Elevenses, lunch and afternoon tea are all on the menu

Book tickets now for one of the best days out for families in Brighton's City Centre!







Pavilion Buildings,
Brighton and Hove BN1 1EE

How to find us

Address: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Pavilion Gardens, East Sussex, BN1 1FN


By Bus:

Local buses stop at:

  • Old Steine: Just outside the Royal Pavilion
  • North Street: Five minutes walk away

By Train:

Brighton Railway Station is a 15-minute walk form Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. 

  • Services from London to Brighton take about an hour
  • There are regular trains from Victoria and London Bridge
  • Other services travel from Gatwick, Ashford International Eurostar terminal, Sussex and destinations along the coast.

By Car:

  • BN1 1FN
  • There are no onsite parking facilities. 
  • There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders in the streets surrounding Brighton Museum
  • Toilets
  • Parking nearby
  • Public transport accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food and drink

The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is located in a listed, historic building, but the team have done their best to make it as accessible as possible.

  • All areas of the Museum are accessible for wheelchair users and for people with limited mobility
  • There is a passenger lift and accessible toilets
  • Visitor Services Officers are positioned around the building to assist with any queries
  • The Royal Pavilion garden is also accessible, with wide tarmac and flat lawns

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - unless they are guide, assistance or support dogs. 

  • Water bowls are available at all sites - please ask a member of staff for assistance. 

Yes, you are more than welcome to take photographs and videos at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - but all photos should be for personal, non-commercial use during the visit, unless the Museum have stated otherwise.

Please note: Please do not use flash, tripods or selfie sticks. 

The opening times for Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is as follows:

  • Tues - Sun: 10am - 5pm
  • Closed Mondays
  • Open Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm

Brighton Museum is a fantastic place for families and children. 

Children aged 14+ are welcome to tour the museum unaccompanied, but those under the age of 14 must visit with someone over the age of 16. 

From Archaeology to World Art, many of the galleries and exhibitions have special features specifically designed for children. There are free trails which you can view or download and print before your visit. 

Yes! There are Tea Rooms at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, so you can stop by for a snack or quite bite before enjoying the rest of your day in Brighton's City Centre. 

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