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Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Church St | Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE , England
44 01273 292882
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Ranked #8 of 86 Attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Bromley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I found this place for the first time, earlier this year, and have already returned! As others have said, there is a very wide range of items here, from ancient Egypt, to the present day. There are lots of small areas specialising in one subject, then larger ones that are more general. One had lots on the history of Brighton,... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I visited with a friend back in October and it really is a little gem of a museum. There is actually quite a lot to see. There is some Brighton history, Brighton through the ages and the history of the Gay Pride events which is really fascinating. Then you have some history of transport, a little on the war. There... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great section on furniture and history of Brighton found by accident as next to corn exchange free entrance.

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manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Not the biggest museum and Art Gallery I've ever been too but still worth a visit. Arts and Craft section is great as is the gallery showing the fashions of Brighton.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I like local museums, but many of them are not very good. This one is an exception. It is free with a suggested donation of £2, which after my visit I was pleased to pay. The tea in the café was good. The shop was O.K. but items were a bit pricey, but that was my only gripe about the... More

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This free museum is worth a visit. A wide and eclectic range of exhibits but nearly all of them interesting. A great way to while away an hour or two. The musuem shop is quite small.

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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastically curated, Brighton through the ages through, everyday life, tourism, arts etc. Warts and all. However, when you see things you grew up with displayed in a museum, it does make you feel old!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Two current excellent exhibitions in addition to the usual exhibits and collections. The best WW1 exhibition I have seen outside London with lots of local connections and a fascinating photography exhibition as part of the Brighton Photography Festival. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It is easy to while away a couple of hours here.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This museum and art gallery is just fantastic, there is a real variety of things to look at and it is really interactive for children and the occasional childish adult. It was really great to learn a bit more about Brighton's history as well as other cultures around the world. It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip which I am sure... More

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London
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27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our visit this time was primarily to see one of the exhibitions in the Brighton Photo Biennial, 'Amore e Piombo: The photography of extremes in 1970's Italy' (enjoyable and instructive, containing books from Martin Parr's collections, clips from Fellini films and photographs and documents about the Red Brigade and the Aldo Moro kidnapping, among many others. Last day 2 November... More

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