Taking Over

Kids in Museums’ Takeover Day – Friday 20th November 2015 Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, … Continued

The Featherstone Kite Flying Machine

One of the exhibits that stood out must to me amongst all the treasures currently on display at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery was ‘The Featherstone Kite Flying Machine’ by Rowland Emett. It’s a piece of machinery that you turn … Continued

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … Continued

Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in Newhaven, the youngest of eleven children and moved to Brighton in 1841. He ran the West Street Brewery … Continued

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