Brighton & Hove residents can enjoy a year of art and culture for the price of two cups of coffee
For the price of two cups of coffee * Brighton & Hove residents can enjoy a year of art and culture with up to four children with a Brighton Museum & Art Gallery annual pass from 1 April 2023.
The value ticket will allow residents to enjoy art, culture and our must-see temporary exhibitions at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with up to four children free for just £6.75.
In the next year, visitors will be able to enjoy seeing Lee Miller costumes and photographs, an ABBA exhibition and a Rembrandt portrait as well as galleries and displays exploring Fine Art, archaeology and World Art for the cost of just £6.75 with four children under 19 for free.
Great value for money for art lovers
The museum service has decided to scrap the free residents’ pass from 1 April 2023 and replace it with the annual ticket which will allow visitors to see all the exhibitions on show instead of paying for individual exhibitions.
The move is aimed at simplifying the ticket offer, giving better value to visitors and to help boost income through attracting more visitors. The effects of Brexit, COVID and other factors mean the charity has made losses in the last two years so income must be increased to ensure the long-term success of the organisation.
CEO of Brighton & Hove Museums Hedley Swain said: “We think this offers great value for money for art lovers everywhere.
“Where else can you enjoy such a varied selection of art exhibitions, nationally important collections and a calm, warm and welcoming space to be in this busy city for just £6.75?
“We understand that some people may be upset about the loss of the residents’ free entry. However, we believe that local people who appreciate art and history will understand our dilemma and support us in this decision. We think most residents will see this as a bargain at a time when inflation is pushing up prices everywhere.”
Visitors will be able to visit Tuesday to Sunday every week including Bank Holidays.
In the coming year they will be able to enjoy a selection of exhibitions including:
- Roger Bamber: Out of the Ordinary – opening on 1 April 2023
- Two new shows celebrating The Sea and the 200th anniversary of the Chain Pier opening in the summer
- Down from London – until 9 July – A colourful display which revisits the Camden Town Group
- A self-portrait by Rembrandt – 10 May 2024 – on loan from the National Gallery
- A new exhibition dedicated to ABBA at the Eurovision in Brighton opening in 2024
- A Lee Miller exhibition opening in October 2023
*The cost of a 1 medium latte is currently £3.70 in Starbucks
Free days & reduced rates
The museum service is planning occasional free days through the year, so residents will still have free access to our collections and galleries. We will continue our work with different communities across the city to ensure we bring value to as many people in need as possible.
Residents will also continue to receive a reduced rate for entry to the Royal Pavilion. For just £13.50 a year, one adult can visit the Royal Pavilion as often as they wish with four children under 19 allowed in for free. This compares to the general adult annual pass which is £18.
For free days out in the city, visit the Booth Museum of Natural History and Hove Museum of Creativity.