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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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A slice of history

I'm not sure we would have gone into the museum had we not gained free access by being members of the Art Fund, but we would have missed out. I particularly liked the display of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
James B
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not really a review because we didn't actually go in this time. We've visited before and it is an interesting museum but when we went there last week, we were amazed to find that it now costs £5 each to get in. Needless to say, having seen it once, we weren't going to pay that much to see it again.... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not sure we would have gone into the museum had we not gained free access by being members of the Art Fund, but we would have missed out. I particularly liked the display of 20th century furniture. It's not a large museum but it has plenty of interest, it wasn't crowded so there's no problem if you want to... More 

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Thank James B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a great building with some beautiful permanent exhibits. However the temporary exhibitions have been pants. I went to one on photographs of piers a few months ago and it was supposed to appeal to the locals? or visitors? It was poor, patronising,unsophisticated, unappetising and unarty ( if there is such a word). Get off off your bums and do... More 

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Thank Andy S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

to find that they are now charging admission for this quirky, interesting museum. I would have thought that the council would be trying to encourage visitors. So much for the "brilliant café" reviewed by the previous visitor, I for one will not be paying an entrance fee in order to have a cup of tea.

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Thank mjg983
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to mention the great little cafe on the first floor of the Brighton museum. Great service from friendly staff, good tea from a proper teapot, excellent brie and rocket sandwiches, and a good view over the main hall.

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Thank kennyc312
Hove, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live locally and visit this place every year but I've always been quite disappointed with it. It should be so much better. Brighton is an interesting town/city with a great and interesting history so that should be reflected in the museum.

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Thank jaybee233
Axminster, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not usually museum visitors to a great extent but have to say this museum is well worth a visit. Good variety of exhibits and on our visit a wonderful theme of pier photographs of the UK

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Thank Peter H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit . Displays centre around Brighton and its seafaring history and town development with pictures beautifully displayed and information clear .The museum is not huge but packed with information . It might be difficult to see/ read captions etc if there are crowds of visitors .There are seating areas and 'boxes' to rest whilst... More 

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Thank Mags L
Reigate, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't visited here before, it's seconds from the Pavilion and rammed with artefacts, stories and delights set within a majestic and grand building. Do pop your head in, you'll stay longer than you thought.

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London
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disgraceful. That was going to be it, but there is a minimum of 100 characters. Disgraceful. Disgraceful.

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