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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  • I applaud a museum willing to confront current issues through artwork, and the exhibit at the Brighton Art Gallery did this in a thought-provoking way. Additionally, I found some nice pieces from loca...  more »
  • At ¬£5.50 each this is pricey museum. There are a few good exhibits - Dali and Picasso works when we went. Lots of the rooms are not open and water leaks into the corridor. An interesting festival/carn...  more »
  • combined ticket available for both the Gallery and Royal Pavilion. This allowed us access to the Exhibition at no extra cost.  more »
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  • Very eclectic museum with lots of different exhibitions, so there's something for everyone. The "Museum of Transology" exhibition was a particular highlight, with a wonderfully curated selection of stories of transgender individuals and their experiences. It was beautifully emotive and very informative, and the visitors' label tree was very hopeful. There were also two opportunities for some dressing up and interactive exhibits for kids. Would recommend getting the "history pass" ticket, which gets you into the Pavilion and Preston Manor as well.
  • A local museum that packs a real punch. Arts 'n' Crafts, 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.
  • Lovely, professional staff. Located in the transport hub of Brighton. The building makes great use of natural lighting. Altogether an inclusive place.
  • Our visit was a very pleasant one for a few reasons. Firstly, we really loved the variety of items, from strange furniture to exotic masks and that there are some items you can touch or try on yourself. Secondly, there were not many people around at the time and we were able to take our time when looking at exhibits or taking pictures. Thirdly, staff there were nice and helpful, which is always a bonus. PS Four stars only because of some parts of the exhibition closed to our disappointment.
  • I think this is probably one of my most favourite museums in England. It's very accessible in here with an disabled toilet and entrance! Also there is a lift to the second floor with a cafe with a good selection of cake.
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