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. Use our Brighton travel itinerary planner to visit Brighton Museum and Art Gallery on your trip to Brighton, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The building itself is worth a look see. It's part of the whole Royal Pavilion, which is a magnificient triumph in gorgous and at the same time laugh out loud architecture I have ever seen. The perman...  more »
  • i'd been before, but didn't really have enogh time to browse then. this time a rainy day meant unlimited time. it's well laid out, fascinating pictures / exhibits. one of the best museums outside Lond...  more »
  • The collections include furniture, ceramics, Egyptian artefacts, and period costumes. There was some local history, but really not much - that I found anyway. Nice building, and well presented.  more »
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  • went to the fashion cities Africa exhibition and really enjoyed it. the design and layout was great. thought i might've been a bit bigger but i wasn't disappointed.
  • Great museum, historic location, café now in the shop at the front; convenient. Fantastic unexpected exhibition of African fashion.
  • Great place, ideal if raining, good place to meet, cafe and food, kids activities, specially in holiday season.
  • Nice place to spend an hour or two. Interesting history of Brighton section. Modern design and fashion exhibitions are good. The art gallery good, there are some nice pre-Raphaelite paintings. Staff are friendly. Worth it for £5.20.
  • A local museum that packs a real punch. Arts and 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.