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Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Church St | Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE , England
Phone Number: 44 01273 292882
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating and free

Right in the heart of the city, this is a great half-day of free entertainment although more of interest to curious adults than kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Right in the heart of the city, this is a great half-day of free entertainment although more of interest to curious adults than kids.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I first came in here with a few friends as it looked like it had a few interesting displays and was free (with a recommended donation). I went back last weekend with family to find that they have introduced a small charge for non-residents (£4 or £5 I think), which is a fair price but means I will be less... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The exhibits are well presented and interesting. They cover social history, the development of the town, health tourism, artefacts from Ancient Egypt and all sorts of quirky things as well. There are verbal commentaries available at fixed points, the signage is good and the staff helpful. A worthwhile meander into Brighton's past and its risque past and present

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A lovely surprise and enjoyable museum. Plenty to see at a very reasonable price. The exhibitions are well thought out and extensive. No room for getting bored here. Excellent cafe with table service.

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Aberffraw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited this museum to avoid a spring shower and found it to be very interesting. There is a wide range of items and exhibits to see inside a very beautiful building. Whilst there we enjoyed lunch in the cafe and would certainly recommend a visit.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bit of a strange place this. We visited, largely to use the toilet. But stayed and ended up visiting most of the exhibits. Each of which was nice, clean and well presented and researched. The only problem for us was the lack of theme... One minute you're in a section about victorian furniture, then theres Eygpt, then you're onto modern... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a quaint museum in the former horse stables of Prinny's Royal Pavilion. A bit on the small side, but lots of interesting things to see and a lovely tea room for tea and scones. It won't take you long to walk through it. You can see fashion, artwork, furniture, and (in the current exhibit) photography.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The exhibits are limited and there was relatively few artworks. A larger exhibition was goint to start in 2 days time so there seemed to be a lack of any focus in the gallery. I was expecting there to be a greater number of paintings/sculptures as part of a permanent collection. However, there was a reasonably interesting exhibition of chairs... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was a great mix of design, ceramics, costume and art. It was free to get in but from 1 May there will be a £5 charge except for locals which might make me think twice. Bit short sighted in my opinion as you can always make a voluntary donation.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Now is the time to visit this museum as currently there is no entrance fee. From some point near the beginning of May charges are being introduced. There is so much to see in this museum and it is beautifully laid out and displayed. The labelling was particularly excellent I thought, it was very easy to find the description of... More 

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