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Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a municipally-owned public museum and art gallery in the city of Brighton and Hove in the South East of England. It is part of "Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove". It is free for local residents but charges £5.20 per non-resident visitor.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:15 PM|
Beautiful palace that is constantly being worked on and brought back to life. We spent a few hours going through and reading everything about the building. I would really recommend getting a mobile guide for £2 as it helped us see parts of the palace that weay not have noticed otherwise. They do offer a student discount if you can show an ID or student information!
Very interesting museum and beautiful decor and architecture. The dining room and salon are very impressive places. Good visitor facilities and excellent guides. Well worth a visit. The ice rink in the winter is brilliant as are the gardens which are free to wander through.
A wonderful place to visit. Strongly recommend paying £2 for the audio guide. It gives you so much detail. Also for £20 the annual ticket is great value for money. It gives you entry to various places in Brighton. The pavilion itself is beautiful. A host of surprises in every room. Certainly go again in the future.
Loved my visit to the Royal Pavillion. Opted not to have the £2 audio guide but would choose it if I went again. Rooms were impressive and restoration work has been done flawlessly. Lovely little touches in each area, especially the kitchen. No photos can be taken inside which is brilliant and helps to make the visit more enjoyable. Also half-price discount for residents.
This has been firmly aimed at the tourists, you won't find any of the Brighton locals going in there as they know how dear it is, you will be charged to use the electronic guides for those of us where English is not the mother tongue. That said the souvenir shop is very good and the tour overall is very detailed and well laid out. Thought they were a tad shy with the truth when proudly stating that the pavilion was used as a hospital to treat the coloureds and the blacks during the first and second world wars, they neglected to mention that this was partly because blacks and coloureds were not allowed to be treated in the general hospitals at that time. If you are just in the area is well worth a visit.
This place had been on my to-do list for many years and I'm glad that I've finally got around to visiting. A very interesting building with much history. I would recommend paying the extra for an audio tour as it will help you get so much more out of your visit. My only criticism is that photography is not allowed inside the Pavilion which was disappointing as the interior is very impressive.
I didn't actually go in this time but I've been in before and Its proper regal ting. The beds are so tiny, isn't it mad how small they were in yonder years. I usually come and sit in the lovely gardens and enjoy the sun when it's here. I was reading a book about cats intelligence - spoiler alert : they're not as smart as they pretend to be.
One of The Faces of Brighton. Don't be fooled by the drab, quirky exterior. The interior is amazing. The gardens are a real treat. Wonderful for relaxing, picnics, or just having fun. Nice outdoor cafe. Easy access.
Fascinating palace- the only English one not owned by the royal estate. Unique in architecture and decor; Prince, later King, George’s uber-extravagant pleasure palace. The central banqueting hall takes your breath away with its central 12-foot dragon atop a ton of chandelier! Really worthwhile visiting after several years of walking past. Great they have a heavily-discounted entrance fee for local residents. Good shop at the end.
Really enjoyed our trip to the pavilion. We didn't get an audio guide but would recommend doing so as there are some but not very many information sheets around. The pavilion has a really rich history (from being a lavish royal pad to a war hospital) and it was a very interesting visit. Would recommend buying the history pass ticket which gets you into the Brighton Museum and Preston Manor as well.
Unique building that is outstanding in its sumptuous decoration. Really helpful and informative guides. Nice cafe on the first floor although a little pricey.
Building and rooms inside are very beautiful, I don't doubt about it. But is it worth to spent 13 pounds to go inside, admire furnitures and walls for one hour? You can't take photos so everything you have in your memory...
Really enjoyed visit very quirky like everything else in Brighton. Staff very good and keen to explain history to you. So over the top it's great. Visited tea shop which is resonably priced. Great day out for kids.
If you go to Brighton and he want to visit something interesting I would highly recommend this. The decor inside is a joy to behold. The children's go out that they have really helps and to engage with experience but seeing a dragon as part of a chandelier in the dining room can't really be surpassed anyway. I would definitely say it's something that all the family would enjoy on a visit to Brighton. It's not too big which means that people don't get bored of seeing room after room. The guides are very helpful.
In terms of position you just can't get better than this. However I do feel this place is trying to fulfil too many functions with the result that it doesn't quote work on the different levels. Service has always been polite and reasonably quick given the long queues that form for coffee/drinks/snacks etc. Can quite see that to make it profitable they need to be more than a cafe but still feel there's a real identity crisis here. The restaurant menu looks interesting and in the summer I may well try an evening meal. Let's hope there's decent wine on offer by the glass - so often a failing in restaurants I have been to. Meanwhile there's nowhere better for a drink right by the sea.
One of The Faces of Brighton. Don't be fooled by the drab, quirky exterior. The interior is amazing. The gardens are a real treat. Wonderful for relaxing, picnics, or having fun. Nice outdoor cafe. Easy access.