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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  • August 19, 2017
    A nice museum. It is a little small but really sums up Brighton. It is worth the visit. The staff are really nice.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is our best museum, stuffed full of interesting things - some very old and some surprisingly recent. It fascinated me as a child and delights me at 72! From modern design and social history to an...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Made a special trip to Brighton to see the Constable & Brighton exhibition. Fascinating! Another side to Constable's better known work. Nicely presented and very interesting. If I have a complaint, it...  more »
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  • 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.
  • in October 2016 i went to the Brighton museum and art gallery. i went to the exhibit on African fashion and designers. i really liked the layout of it all. it was spread across the walls of 3 rooms. There was dim lighting in the centre of the room but spotlights on the pieces and it drew your eyes to them. there was a woman there showing a group of people how to wear traditional African clothing. i would definatley recommend going.
  • I saw the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition there. Worth taking out membership. Saves when going to some exhibitions. And you get a very informative welcome tour.
  • Visit here. Learn things. Don't be such a stupid.
  • Great place. Brighton's great museum.

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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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