Brighton Museum

Free Day: Free for the Festival

Join us once a month for one of our themed Free Days at Brighton Museum.

Twentieth Century Art & Design Gallery at Brighton Museum & Art GalleryMuseum Lab will feature a related Discovery Day on each of these dates, so drop-in for fun family activities and a chance to get up close and personal to objects not usually on display.

Celebrate the start of Brighton Festival as the museum comes alive with pop up performances by Pitch Perfect, the best of Brighton & Hove young musical talent; poetry readings in the Constable and Brighton exhibition; and beautiful magic lantern shows with stories in Museum Lab.

Written in Water
Poetry and Prose, inspired by themes in the Constable and Brighton exhibition, such as landscapes, water, storms, the Romantic Age.
Readings take place at 12pm and 3pm and include Clare Best, Sonya Smith, Michaela Ridgway, Jeremy Page, Rachel Playforth, Maria Jastrzebska, Karen Antoni, Amber Agha and Marek Urbanowicz. It is a rolling programme and you are welcome to pop in and listen for 10 minutes or all afternoon.

Download the running order of the readers

Tanya Shadrick will be Writer-in-Residence for the day, continuing her A Wild Patience: Laps in Longhand project.

Pitch Perfect
Spend the afternoon in and around the Royal Pavilion Estate to experience some of the city’s best young musical talent performing in a range of unexpected but ‘perfect pitches’. Presented by SoundCity, this showcase for young musicians will include music for all tastes featuring string quartets and chamber wind ensembles in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery; the Brighton & Hove Big Band on New Road; folk and pop acoustic sets in the Brighton Dome Café-bar.


Free admission for all, drop-in. All ages.
Please note: A 'first come, first served' policy is in operation for drop-in sessions and free events that do not require pre-booking. Capacity in the Constable and Brighton exhibition is limited.