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Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but Compact

Great local facility, regular exhibitions, small cafe on weekends, great place to take the kids on... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Matthew P
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Small but interesting

I went mainly for the Star Wars exhibition but found plenty of other interesting bits and pieces... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Hove, United Kingdom
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“local history”(7 reviews)
“rainy day”(6 reviews)
“toy section”(4 reviews)
Step into a world of toys, cinema, local history, and fine art. Hove Museum & Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with one of the finest craft collections in the UK.
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19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB, England
+44 300 029 0900
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All reviews local history rainy day toy section couple of hours children's toys on display nice building church road worth a visit nice cafe free entry exhibits cinema film craft brighton pavilion
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Not for the first time I walked all the way to the museum only to find a piece of paper taped to a sign saying the museum was closed due to illness. This has happened the last 2 times I have tried to visit. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Great local facility, regular exhibitions, small cafe on weekends, great place to take the kids on a wet afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A wide variety of things to look at and very helpful staff on hand. We spent an enjoyable hour wandering around.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chriscris
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I went mainly for the Star Wars exhibition but found plenty of other interesting bits and pieces. The highlight turned out to be The Praxinoscope which was actually designed in France by a relative of one of my mothers friends! Free entry so if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 963jakeb
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Interesting museum and Gallery. Nice display and good layout. Not sure if its suitable for disabled users as didnt see a lift. Lovely helpful friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Overall the trip was ruined because of rude staff, I rbougjrh friends and their children. The man behind the counter from the moment we arrived spoke to us rudely, our children were doing the dress up and again he was rude , I’ll be coming...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

When we visited they had an exhibition on aliens and zombie art work which was fun. I also enjoyed the permanent exhibitions on cinema (I didn't realise Brighton was the centre of cinematography at the end of the 19th century) and on children's toys. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alastair J
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I'm not sure this is worth a visit unless you are particularly interested in the history of the area. Its very small. Has a nice cafe.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank s555wht
Reviewed 27 May 2018

seems they have downsized the museum not worth a special visit unless nearby anyway that said some intresting pieces

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cafedart
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in New Church Road and is just under one mile away from Hove station. It is housed in a refurbished Victorian villa and the exhibits are located on a couple of levels. There is a lift available for use. I liked...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank The_Coach55
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