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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Some great pieces

I really enjoyed the parts about Brighton's history but found the art really lacking to be called an art gallery. It was smaller than I expected. I asked the staff where else I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the parts about Brighton's history but found the art really lacking to be called an art gallery. It was smaller than I expected. I asked the staff where else I could view art and they didn't know. Friendly though.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful collection of museum bits, from furniture to pottery, Egyptian history and relics to modern African textiles (when we went). A massive collection of Toby jugs and old clothing, Brighton memorabilia, and if you do go, you must eat in the café by the reception /ticket desk. The food is very reasonable and tasty, and the cakes mouth watering.

Thank Comeuppance
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have visited the best museums in the world then it is not worth to visit such small museum. Not recommend to visit .

Thank ZayerFaisal
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an interesting, small museum and well worth the visit. For me the outstanding feature was the gallery devoted to 20th century decorative art and design, with a focus on furniture, which told the story of the development of modernism through art nouveau, art deco, the post war Scandinavian and other European, and some American influences with examples I... More 

Thank inveteratetraveller6
Raleigh, NC
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I'm sorry they now have to charge admission, there is always something of interest here for all ages. I always enjoy seeing the art nouveau furniture and furnishings and also the clothing section. Right now there is an unusual exhibit of contemporary African fashion, which my grandsons tolerated since there was a dress-up corner! They were also interested in... More 

Thank 43pat2014
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very well worth a visit. We printed a 2 for 1 voucher with our National Rail ticket which made the entry just over £5 for the two of us. There is so much to see. We printed our names in hieroglyphics in the Egyptian section and particularly enjoyed the history of Brighton and learning about the mods and... More 

Thank garfieldBelfast
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum and Art Gallery was around £5 to enter, which I thought was a very reasonable amount. Was very interesting, probably took around 1 to 2 hours to see everything. Staff was very friendly

Thank stockingerd
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has a bit for everyone from furniture and antique plates and tea sets to cultural information, Egyptian and funny vintage memorabilia form Brighton’s historical moments. There is a section focusing on awareness around Muslim teachings and has some interactive bits included offering a different view on what the religion means. There was a section on different cultures and... More 

Thank AnettHS
Hove, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a funny old place with a bit of this, that and the other. Entrance is free for local residents when you show proof of residence. The museum has a a large selection of ceramic, which with the exception of a Grayson Perry vase I didn't find interesting. The main hall is dedicated to furniture including a Salvador Dali... More 

Thank Goonergraham
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Confession: I am a Brighton resident resident and love the place. Pavilion, Pavilion Gardens, Pavilion Gardens Cafe (a must!) and of course The Museum! Long gone are the stuffed bears and pythons, the cabinets of bird eggs and the such like. This is a modern museum that always presents something new and fresh and is a worthwhile visit for romantic... More 

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