Brighton Royal Pavilion & Gardens

Brighton Royal Pavilion & Gardens

Brighton Museums, Art Gallery and Royal Pavilion Gardens

Available to 19 May 2025
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Book Brighton Royal Pavilion & Gardens tickets today for a great day outdoors in East Sussex!

When people think of Brighton, it's usually followed by eclectic aesthetics, vibrant communities and beautiful surroundings - and Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Gardens is certainly not an anomaly. 

After a long day in the city, a trip to the museum or dropping because of your shopping, the Royal Pavilion and Gardens is the perfect place to get some well-deserved refreshments, rest and relaxation.

Things to see and do at the Brighton Royal Pavilion and Gardens 

Grandiose gardens, beautiful nature and stunning scenery fills the surroundings of Brighton's top tourist attraction. 

With food and drinks on-site, large grasslands to lie on and amazing architecture to view, the Brighton Royal Pavilion and Gardens has a whole host of activities and sights to keep you entertained.

Exhibitions to see at Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Gardens:

  • Constable's Colliers Unloading on Hove Beach: An unseen, unveiled masterpiece by John Constable
  • Basement Tunnel Tours: Take an unrestricted tour of the building and discover the Royal Pavilion servants lives below the stairs
  • Behind Closed Doors Tour: Explore the royal residences bedrooms in this unrestricted look at luxurious life
  • Summer Delights in a Regency Garden: Join Head Gardener Rob Boyle as he explains all this botany and plants!
  • Grandiose Gardens: Rest and relax on the most beautiful lawns in Brighton - pack a picnic or grab some grub from the Pavilion Gardens Cafe!
  • The Pavilion Gardens Cafe: Open-air and family-owned, this is the perfect little eatery in the heart of Brighton's most popular tourist attraction

There's plenty more exhibitions available at Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Gardens, with ever-changing concepts, content and displays!

Enjoy a full day out in Brighton's Royal Gardens with the great outdoors

Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Gardens isn't limited to exclusive exhibitions. All year round, the team take great pride in maintaining the grounds where Royal footsteps once rested.

Things to see at Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Gardens:

  • Gardens: A wildlife haven, much-loved meeting area and the perfect picnic spot for a leisurely lay-down
  • Banqueting Room: Enjoy a lavish feast on the King's table basking underneath an immense cut-glass chandelier
  • The Great Kitchen: One of the first rooms to be completed, George IV loved food and fine dining and now you can see where the delicate dishes were prepared
  • Saloon: The oldest surviving part of the Royal Pavilion and the grandest room in the palace!
  • Music Room: Designed with acoustic perfection in mind, King George had a passion for music and even participated in grand performances! You can also see the King's authentic piano!
  • Royal Bedrooms: See where King George and Queen Victoria rested royally throughout the evenings
  • Indian Hospital Gallery: Used as a military hospital, the Royal Pavilion hosts a lot of artefacts and history from the days of WW1

Book tickets now to secure your spot on one of the best days out in Brighton - filled with things to do for families and adults!

Pavilion Buildings,
Brighton and Hove BN1 1EE
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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

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 Royal Pavilion Gardens - 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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