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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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Didn't really know what to expect, some of it was completely boring, but, surprisingly the kids enjoyed more than I thought they would!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect, some of it was completely boring, but, surprisingly the kids enjoyed more than I thought they would!

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the price. We only planned to spend one half hour I the museum, but spent 3 hours. There was a variety of art from paintings to porcelain. My favorite displays were the Art Deco furniture. The designs were amazing. Every time I am in Brighton I will make a point of visiting the Brighton art museum.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone at the Brighton Museum, from furniture to Brighton history and memorabilia, to Ancient Egypt. Very enthusiastic and helpful staff as well.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered in here not sure what to expect and it was brilliant. Spent much longer here than I expected as there was so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit Very interesting & cultural It didn't take too long out of our day to visit and we was able to fit in shopping & lunch too

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you are in town, this lovely museum has a nice mix of permanent displays and touring shows (some quite big, such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year). A large space, lots to do, and a good cafe. My only caveat would be not all of it may not be suitable for children / adults... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 

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