Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton
(4.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 Egypt exhibit and the African Designer Exhibits were. Wry interesting. The rest of the museum seemed pretty hokey to me. There was a lot of pottery and porcelain, historical furniture, and some hi...  more »
  • Enjoyable visit here. Diverse collection of things to see but for me the glimpse of old Brighton was the most fascinating . Having decided not to visit the pavillon due to the exhorbitant price, the m...  more »
  • We weren't impressed with the museum. The exhibitions were fairly small and completed before we knew it. I think we only went in as it was pouring with rain but having just paid to go round the Pavili...  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.