The Best Museums In Brighton

Sophia Karner

Located on Britain’s east coast, Brighton is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the whole of the UK. The city is widely known for its diverse cultural life, quirky art scene and large LGBT community. Explore the list below to find out more about the city’s museums that are as diverse and multifaceted as its people.

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Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Brighton Museum And Art Gallery

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Brighton Museum, located in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, houses one of the most diverse and eclectic art collections outside national institutions in the UK. The museum’s permanent galleries, which range from 20th century art, design, and fashion to contemporary art, attract both locals and tourists alike. Due to its unique location within one of the city’s most important landmarks, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery can easily be included in a busy day of sightseeing. It also successfully appeals to all age groups with its varied program of different temporary exhibitions. Consult the museum’s website to find out more about upcoming events. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, UK,

Brighton Booth Museum of Natural History


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The Brighton Booth Museum of Natural History showcases over half a million of fascinating natural specimen, as well as detailed data from more than three centuries. The museum’s permanent exhibition includes hundreds of British birds that are displayed in a natural setting, the skeleton of a killer whale, and dinosaur bones. In addition to this, the Brighton Booth Museum of Natural History features regular special exhibitions and educational programs, specifically tailored to various age groups. For further details on special offers, consult the museum’s website. Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm 194 Dyke Rd, Brighton, UK,

The Brighton Fishing Museum


Fishing Museum
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The Brighton Fishing Museum is centrally located on Brighton’s seafront, right where Brighton’s fishing industry has been active for centuries – in fact, it still is today. Brighton’s fishermen bring in freshly caught fish and shellfish that are used by the many excellent seafood restaurants in the area. First opened in 1992, the Fishing Museum both highlights Brighton’s long-standing history in the fishing industry and draws a connection to today’s situation. The permanent exhibition also includes boats and other fishing artefacts, as well as authentic video and audio material of local fishermen. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm 201 King’s Rd, The City of Brighton and Hove, UK,

Preston Manor


Preston Manor

Preston Manor is a beautiful historic house that is located in the charming Sussex village of Preston, which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove. The manor, which is decorated in a classic Edwardian style, belonged to the Stanford family for over 200 years before it was turned into a museum. Preston Manor showcases artefacts, like ceramics, glass, silver and clocks, and visitors have access to both the elegant reception rooms of its former owners as well as the servant’s quarters. Exploring the different lives of people who lived in the house may well be the most interesting part of the tour. Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm Preston Drove, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 300 029 0900

Preston Manor | © Paul/FlickrPreston Manor | © Paul/Flickr

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Museum, Train Station

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum, founded in 1991, displays one of the finest collections of toys and models in the world. With over 10,000 toys and models spread out over four thousand square feet, the museum showcases toys of all types and periods. The museum’s exhibits also include an impeccable collection of model trains that date back to the 1860s, as well as priceless toys from the world’s top toy makers. The focus of the museum, however, is on the early 20th century, which is referred to as the golden age of toy production. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm 52-55 Trafalgar St, Brighton, East Sussex, UK,
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