The First World War may have been fought a century ago, but its effects can be seen and felt today. Our collections show the impact of the war in Brighton & Hove, from everyday life through to the Royal Pavilion’s unusual use as a military hospital.
WW1 collections from our catalogue
The images and data in this catalogue are all free to re-use for non-commercial purposes. The images are mostly sized at 1000 pixels on the longest side.
- Photographs, including images of the famous Indian military hospital in the Royal Pavilion
- Posters, such as recruitment posters issued by the British government
- Newspapers and periodicals, including the Brighton and Hove South Sussex Graphic, a rare illustrated local newspaper
- Books and scrapbooks, which document local stories of the war such as the work of the Belgian Relief Fund
- War Stories Tumblr: a daily bite-sized blog about the First World War, what it meant to Brighton & Hove, and our work behind the scenes to mark the centenary in 2014-2018.
- WW1 on our main blog
Tales of the Pavilion Hospital
A virtual tour of the Royal Pavilion Estate featuring creative writing by young people inspired by the WW1 Pavilion Hospital.
Our free Story Drop app contains a guided walking tour of some of the buildings and sites used as hospitals in First World War Brighton & Hove. Called Dr Brighton’s War, it accompanied an exhibition held on Brighton seafront in July-Aug 2014.