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Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Church St | Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
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Constable exhibition

It was the first weekend of the Brighton festival and admission to the Museum and Art Gallery was free. The first gallery with its high ceiling is a presentation of both art and... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was the first weekend of the Brighton festival and admission to the Museum and Art Gallery was free. The first gallery with its high ceiling is a presentation of both art and furniture. It's good to see a William Gear abstract hanging high up a wall. He was not only the curator of the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne in... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superb exhibition that's on until October 2017. I hadn't appreciated John Constable sketched and painted around 150 works in Brighton? The best are on display in a stunningly curated exhibition, which includes the walking routes Constable took from Brighton to sketch and paint. What's better than a sunny weekend to chance upon a superb exhibition and then follow in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is always good, there are permanent exhibits (furniture and design) and temporary ones, this time we visited Constable in Sussex which was lovely, also a fascinating costume exhibition.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted by a poster advertising an exhibition of Constable paintings. What a wonderful museum somewhat quirky in its displays. The 20th Century design hall was a favourite of mine. The Constable exhibition was well curated and a real treat and well worth the £5 entry fee.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went specifically to see the Egyptian galleries and they were very well laid out with lots of information and a wide range of exhibits. Did find the constant loop of background voices very annoying. Perhaps not noticeable if you just make a quick visit but for me, an Egyptology student who spent some time in the galleries, if was very... More 

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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a superb museum: very richly endowed with art nouveau and deco artefacts, all beautifully displayed. We also went to the Constable exhibition which was excellent and, in my view, exceeded the recent exhibition of Turner at Margate.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

I love the assortment of things to see ranging from paintings to costumes, furniture and local history items. Mr Willetts pottery display has interesting pieces and information cards if you want to find out a bit more.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

We visited here after touring the Pavilion and ran out of time as we were needing lunch & it was by then nearly 3pm. We looked at the Egyptian exhibition but my kids loved the dressing up in the clothing exhibition most. We liked the Punch & Judy stand too and the interactive sound exhibition. Loads to see & we... More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Having read good Tripadvisor reviews, we headed into the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery during our recent visit to the city. The entry fee is resonable and the venue is a good size to be able to visit all the exhibits without feeling overwhelmed. It wasn't especially busy during our visit, so we were able to enjoy all the exhibits... More 

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Reviewed April 2, 2017

well worth the admin charge for all art lovers. I only wish the fantastic pieces they have on show were in my price range :-)

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