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Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

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Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in.
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Church St | Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
+44 300 029 0900
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Reviewed yesterday

The only reason to see this is if you are already going to the Pavillion and have more time to spend until you take the train back to London.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eeplebneesta
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the museum following a visit to the Royal Pavillion next door. Entry was free on the day of our visit. I have to say that the exhibits were just a bit too eclectic for my tastes with some very random themes. I am...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dyneyboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seldom do I go to a museum and not feel waves of tiredness and boredom. This place is different. It is beautifully curated and every room is fascinating. So much to look at. The LGBT rooms are wonderful. The new archaeological exhibition is fascinating; it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DavidStanley1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ground floor has some enviable furniture from the 1920/30s, including an absurd sofa designed by Salvador Dali in the shape of Mae West's lips. The art deco pieces are superb. There are rooms given to transgender items which I found particular interesting because it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marroy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in specifically for the Archaeology exhibit, Wasn't disappointed, and full of good detail and reconstructions. Enough to entertain an Archaeologist, but could keep kids occupied as well. Rest of the museum was a fairly eclectic mix, but all well presented and reasonable admission cost.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phil C C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here during a recent visit to Brighton. It's a bit of an eclectic mix of exhibits but interesting non the less. We particularly enjoyed the Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery. The facial reconstructions were absolutely amazing - I couldn't stop staring at them. It's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CicieC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brighton's local authority museum has an impressive collection of exhibits showing the history of the museum, a large collection of English porcelain dating back several hundred years, an interesting caveman exhibition and some nice art including works by Landseer, Calder and Blackadder. We would have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great show highlighting Anglo-Saxon life in and around Brighton with modern street names next to skeletons and finds like a bowl carved from a chunk of amber! Mock-ups of buildings and faces brought the past alive.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NebHor-Amen
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I visited the museum and art gallery years ago when I lived in Brighton and it was free, and as I have an Art Pass I decided I would go and see what was on show. The modernist art was good to see again, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 16 January 2019

This Museum is part of the Royal Pavilion grounds. Nice building that was originally very much an oak lined place but this is largely hidden. The art and design exhibits are strong and varied. There are good references to the fashion of LGBT and Trans...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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according to the website it's: "driving licence, council tax/utility bill or library card." hope that helps.