Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton

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Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is a municipally-owned museum and art gallery. The collections include half a million insects, the Edward Booth zoological and geological collections, and over 14,000 natural history texts. The world and fine art collections include artifacts acquired from Africa and India in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as modern sculpture, paintings, and mixed media. The toy collection is sure to put a smile on your face, and don't miss the Hove amber cup, thought to be the most important Bronze era archaeological find. Admission to the museum and galleries is free. To visit Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and get the most from your holiday in Brighton, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brighton trip builder site .
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  • Tough on a rainy day to really find things to keep young kids (aged 5-9) occupied, but we stumbled on a treasure here. For me the architecture is a real draw, the beautiful detail and look and feel of...  more »
  • A little bit for everyone here...I spent a couple of hours strolling around while my companion was busy in the city.  more »
  • We went specifically to view the Gluck Exhibition and we were very impressed, what an amazing artist. The museum has a good range of history both local and national, we spent a couple of hours and cam...  more »
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  • I went here on the two day history pass, after visiting the pavilion the day before. Some really interesting stuff with various exibitions. I found the trans exibition very thought provoking.
  • Brighton museum is an amazing space in itself but does offer the visitor a real diverse selection too with the willets collection and the constable exhibition going on ATM it's a great place for art lovers. Brighton museum also does projects with various groups in and around Brighton they have an Ethos on mental well being and hold classes / safe time for vulnerable adults. Brighton museum also allows the public to come and see the work that's done by these communities when they hold special exhibitions
  • A nice place to visit with kids. It has a small café n nice gift shop.
  • Amazing selection of artefacts and exhibitions in a beautiful setting!!! Fashion exhibition is brilliant as is the furniture exhibits in the main hall. Plenty of local art if that's what you're interested in. Best of all, it's free! Highly recommended.
  • A local museum that packs a real punch. Arts'n'Crafts. Ancient and local history. Design and Fashion. Special Exhibits. The two Brighton Galleries are a fun overview of our diverse City - past and present. Set in beautiful gardens. Free admission for local residents.

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During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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