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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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Excellent museum.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Some where tranquil to explore in Brighton; it has some brilliant masterpieces of paintings, furniture, glass and clothes. The café staff were really friendly and helpful; and, it was great to see local products on sale. It was lovely to sit back and look out over the balcony, watching other tourists wander around.

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Cannock Chase
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There was so much to look at here including items of clothing made by famous designers (e.g. Zandra Rhodes), as well as the history of Brighton. We were treated to a short but very interesting film of what Brighton looked like in very early photo's. There was all the usual Museum exhibits too and it was all in a wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A nice point to start your historic discovery of Brighton in a lovely atmopshere close to the royal pavillion. Worth a visit, especially since its free.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our visit to the museum was unplanned. If you want to visit the Royal Pavilion at the beginning you can go to the museum. It is not big but it can find a number of interesting exhibits from different eras and styles in art. Most interested us honor presenting exhibits from ancient Egypt. Noteworthy is also the presentation of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Especially since this museum is free, it should be on the to-do list of any Brighton visitor. It has something to offer intellectuals/Curious Travellers as well as small children.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lots to see here - as one expects from a museum! However, we were particularly impressed by two exhibitions: the furniture design exhibit and the local history exhibit. We concluded that Henry Willetts was an obsessive collector and that his poor family should be thankful that he collected objects in the days before the advent of ebay! The weirdest object... More 

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Free to enter, cafe expensive though. Lots of different rooms with interesting theme to each one something for everyone.

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Clare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great building from the outside and very nice inside also. There is no entrance fee which is great. There are loads of interactive spots and even one area to dress up which will keep kids entertained as you go around. The gift shop is also very well stocked and the gardens are lovely to stroll around. Would definitely recommend this... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So much to see. Such varied exhibitions. Spent a full afternoon looking round but so much to see couldn't get to see everything.

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