Welcome back to the Royal Pavilion photo call

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9am, Monday 27 July, Royal Pavilion Garden

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Pavilion, following the coronavirus shutdown, Brighton & Hove’s Mayor, councillor Alan Robins will be welcomed as one of the first guests to visit since the building closed in March.

The reopening of this iconic building, the symbol and heart of Brighton & Hove, is another step towards the city returning to a new normal.

Once again visitors will be able to marvel at the exotic and quirky former Royal Palace with its Indian-inspired exterior and lavish Chinese-inspired interior.

Throughout the lockdown staff have been working with Public Health England, Brighton & Hove City Council, the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust and unions to follow government guidelines and ensure the buildings and work environments are safe for both visitors and staff. An online video shows the changes visitors can expect. They include:

  • Pre-booked timed entry to limit numbers
  • Hand sanitiser stations at entry points
  • Perspex screens and barriers
  • Physical distancing signage
  • A new one-way visitor route
  • Removal of audio guides
  • A reconfigured retail space

Visitors can book their timed slot online by visiting: brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion

Each slot can accommodate a party of up to six people and to avoid disappointment we recommend visitors book at least 24 hours in advance.

Press contacts: julie.Harris@brighton-hove.gov.uk (Friday)

claire.cooper@brighton-hove.gov.uk (Monday)

nicola.Adams@brighton-hove.gov.uk Tel: 07728 680577