Plan your visit
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays 10am-5pm).
You can purchase a ticket on the door or book in advance online.
Online bookings must be made at least one day before the day of your visit.
Our standard tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Annual Pass
This includes free return visits for a whole year from the date of issue.
Child* (5-18) £4.00
*We welcome all unaccompanied children aged 14 and over to all our museums. Children under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by a person aged over 16.
2 adults with up to 4 children £22.00
1 adult with up to 4 children £13.00
Brighton & Hove residents
BN1, BN2, BN3 and BN41 postcodes) and up 4 children: £6.75
Students at University of Brighton, University of Sussex and Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (Proof required) and up to 4 children: £6.75
A trip to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery makes a great day out and special rates are available for groups of 12 people or more.
Find out how to book and what's on offer on our Travel Trade and Groups page.
The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust is a registered charity, dedicated to preserving its historic buildings and collections.
If you are a UK tax payer, we can claim an additional 25p from the Government for every £1 that you spend on admission tickets for yourself and your family. This additional contribution won't cost you a penny, but it will make a big difference to our work.
Thank you for your support.
Support us by joining the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust and you can visit us as often as you like, free of charge!
Membership benefits include a welcome tour of the Royal Pavilion, free entry for your children and grandchildren, exclusive events and discounts in our shops.
Find out more on our Membership page.
There is no charge for carers accompanying disabled visitors.
How to get here
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is in the heart of Brighton, near The Lanes and the North Laine shopping areas and just five minutes' walk from the sea.
Local buses stop on Old Steine, just outside the Royal Pavilion, and in North Street, five minutes' walk away.
Visit the Brighton & Hove Buses website for more information about bus routes.
Brighton Railway Station is a 15-minute walk from Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
Services from London to Brighton take about an hour, with regular trains from Victoria and London Bridge. Other services come into the city from Gatwick airport, Ashford International Eurostar terminal, towns across Sussex, and destinations along the coast.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a five-minute walk from Pool Valley Coach Station, where National Express coaches arrive from London and from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Brighton & Hove is a great city for cycling! It's part of the National Cycle Network and the Royal Pavilion is on Cycle Route 2. You'll find bike racks in nearby New Road, Church Street and Pavilion Buildings. There are also hubs for the Brighton BikeShare scheme nearby.
We're located in the centre of Brighton (BN1 1FN) and have no onsite parking facilities.
There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders in several streets around Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. For more information about these and other parking options for disabled visitors, please check our Accessibility information below.
For live information about car parks within walking distance of the Royal Pavilion, check Parkopedia.
If you'd prefer to park outside the city centre, there is a Park and Ride service.
During your visit
You are welcome to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use during your visit, unless we have stated otherwise. Please do not use flash, tripods or selfie sticks.
Share your photos with us on social media!
Professional filming and photography shoots must be booked in advance and supervised by our staff. For more information visit our professional filming and photography page.
Brighton Museum is a great place for children and families and our central location makes it easy to combine your visit with a trip to the shops, the beach or other local attractions.
We welcome unaccompanied children aged 14 and over but those under the age of 14 must come with someone over the age of 16.
From Archaeology to World Art, many of our galleries and temporary exhibitions have special features designed for kids. We also offer free trails for children which you can view or download and print before you visit.
Across Brighton Museum
Ancient Egypt Gallery
World Stories Gallery
The Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery
One Minute is an experimental storytelling app. Download the app to your phone and you can scan exhibits in the museum to reveal a bite-size stories about them.
It is available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play.
The app is still going through early testing and we are developing new content for 2023. if you would like to try it out, you can pick up a trail from the front desk of Brighton Museum or download and print it via the link below:
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is an historic building, but we do our best to make it as accessible as possible.
Please tell us if you spot any problems or have tips for other visitors.
Brighton Museum is located in the city centre within the Royal Pavilion Estate. It is on level ground, close to the Lanes and North Laine and only 5 minutes’ walk from the sea.
Visitors must pay an admission charge to enter Brighton Museum. Companions/carers accompanying a disabled visitor can enter free. Additional charges may apply for events. See admission charges for more information.
All areas of the Museum are accessible for wheelchair users and for people with limited mobility. There is a passenger lift and accessible toilets.
Visitor Services Officers are positioned around the building should you require any assistance and are happy to answer any queries.
BSL interpreted group tours are available for the hard of hearing. All group tours must be booked in advance.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a member of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance scheme.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 03000 290900 or email email@example.com.
- For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the How to get here section of our website. Alternatively you can plan your journey by car or public transport using www.traveline.info; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is BN1 1FN to get directions.
- The nearest railway station is Brighton, which is a 15-20 minute walk. Taxis are available at the station. If you require an accessible taxi you can book this in advance.
- See contact information section for details for taxi companies in Brighton & Hove.
- The Possability People charity also provides helpful information on the various Wheelchair Accessible Taxis on the road to help you find the taxi that’s right for you. Contact them at www.possabilitypeople.org.uk or at Montague House, Montague Place Brighton BN2 1JE, or by phone on 01273 89 40 40 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Buses stop at either North Street or the Old Steine. See contact information section for more details of bus services.
- Access to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is through the garden via level paths.
- Public toilets are situated in the garden, including an accessible toilet.
- Visitors using mobility scooters are asked to leave them in the foyer and transfer to one of our manual wheelchairs. If you do this, please bring along a companion to push the wheelchair or if you need a member of staff to assist you phone 03000 290900 or email email@example.com in advance to book someone to help.
- Companions/carers accompanying a disabled visitor can enter free.
- For general parking information please see www.brighton-hove.gov.uk or contact Brighton & Hove City Council Parking Information Centre 01273 296622 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Lanes Car Park
Multi-Storey 24 Hour
Black Lion Street Brighton BN1 1ND
355 total spaces, 30 disabled bays
- NCP Brighton Theatre
Multi storey 24Hr
Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1US
587 total spaces, 6 disabled bays
- Carlton Hill Car Park
Surface pay and display 24 Hr
Kingswood Street, Brighton, BN2 9QG
52 spaces, 2 disabled bays
- Marine Parade
Pay and Display 9am – 6pm (Mon-Sun)
Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
- Madeira Drive
Pay and Display 9am – 6pm (Mon-Sun)
Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1PS
363 spaces, 10 disabled bays
- Churchill Square Shopping Centre
Multi Storey 24Hr
West Street, Brighton BN1 2FD
1600 spaces, 30 disabled bays
- Church Street, BN1 1UF which is near St. Giles Language School, has 4 disabled bays and there is no time limit for these bays. There is also an NCP Car Park with Disabled Bays which is located on the ground floor these are not free.
- New Road, BN1 1UF has 3 bays and three hour limit.
- Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE has a set of bays and three hour time limit.
- In Brighton & Hove, providing the badge and time disc are displayed correctly, you can park in a disabled bay, a pay & display bay and a shared use bay but not in ‘resident permit only’ bays.
- Additionally Blue Badge holders with a clock are allowed to park on yellow lines for up to 3 hours provided they are not causing an obstruction and there are no loading restrictions.
- Visitors can be dropped off in Church Street near the William IV gate. The entrance to the Museum is slightly sloped but even, and the main entrance has double doors 1450cm wide which are power assisted operated by a button on the left wall.
- The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust welcomes guide, assistance and support dogs across all of our sites
- Our staff are aware that not all assistance dogs will be wearing a tabard/harness when working or training
- Our staff are aware that not all assistance dogs will be or need to be registered with Assistance Dogs (UK) or the equivalent international scheme, therefore we do not ask to see any registration paperwork for you to bring your assistance dog onto any of our sites
- Water bowls are available for your dogs at all of our sites, please ask a member of staff.
- Other animals - Enquiries should be directed through the Booking Office and they will refer them on to the Director Of Engagement and Public Programmes for consideration.
- The Museum foyer is on the ground floor, and has step free, level access throughout. Power assisted doors are available throughout the building.
- There are some chairs with arms in this area.
- The area is evenly well lit with overhead lighting.
- The Information desk is low and has an induction loop.
- Pen and paper are available on request.
- A magnifying glass is available on request.
- Wheelchair and Walker loan is available, free of charge, on request.
- There is a wheelchair accessible passenger lift between the ground and first floor galleries, with a mirror at the rear, and a visual indication of floor level, although no voice announcement as it travels one floor only.
- There are wide routes between areas throughout the galleries.
- Flooring is even, varnished wood or mosaic throughout the building.
- Interpretation panels and signage throughout the Museum are of a reasonable size with clear font and contrast.
- Seating is available throughout the Museum.
- Light levels vary in the Museum. Some galleries, such as the Costume and Prints galleries have low light levels for conservation reasons.
- The ground floor contains seven galleries, Education Rooms and toilet and baby changing facilities.
- The World Stories gallery has large print transcripts, QR codes, BSL and subtitles on the audio visual presentations, hearing loops, tactile exhibits and a PC with a trackball and screen reading software. A large print guide to using the technology is also available.
- The Egypt gallery has a gently sloped floor.
- The first floor is accessible via the lift or stairs of 12+10+9 steps, and contains permanent galleries and temporary exhibition spaces.
- The Costume gallery has a gently sloped ramp with a 1:17 gradient and handrails.
- Public toilets are available on the ground floor, with level access from the main Museum. There are also further toilets in the basement accessed via 5+12 steps.
- Accessible toilets are located on both the ground floor and the first floor. Both have level access, and non-slip flooring. They are well lit and have grab rails, lever taps and an emergency pull cord.
- The accessible toilet on the ground floor has a door 90cm wide, with a clear transfer space to the left of the toilet. The toilet height is 45cm, the fixtures are white and there is a colour contrast band of navy tiles around the room at 75cm high. It also includes baby changing facilities.
- The accessible toilet on the first floor has a door 90cm wide, with a toilet 45 cm high and transfer space to the right of the toilet, but no colour contrast.
- The shop is situated in the entrance foyer area with a wide range of gifts, and has a level floor throughout.
- There is limited space between the units. Most shelving is at a low height, but some units have higher shelving.
- The counter has an induction loop.
- Staff are available to give assistance if required.
- Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is situated within the Royal Pavilion garden.
- There are wide tarmac paths through the garden with gradual inclines.
- The lawns are mostly flat, but there are some small inclines.
- Some benches are placed along the paths.
- All of the staff have undertaken disability awareness training.
- We have a set of evacuation procedures and should you require it someone will assist you with evacuation either out of the building or to a refuge. We have evac. chairs to assist.
- All information brochures are produced in a minimum of 12 point font, and some are available in large print.
- Assistance dogs are welcome in the building.
- The World Stories Gallery has a number of replica objects to touch, try on and handle.
- If you require a quiet space, please talk to the Bookings Office in advance to book a room. There are also quieter seating areas in some of the galleries.
Address: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Royal Pavilion Gardens Brighton BN1 1FN
Telephone: 03000 290900
Brighton Shopmobility Opening Times and Contact Details Registration forms, scooters and manual and powered wheelchairs are available from the Shopmobility centre at:
- Brighton Shopmobility Centre, Churchill Square Car Park 1, Level P3, Regency Road, Brighton
- Opening times: Monday-Fridays, 10am-4pm. Closed on weekends & Bank Holidays. (Opening times can sometimes vary so it’s best to ring ahead to check the centre will be open when you plan to visit.)
- Telephone: 01273 323239. It might be a good idea to contact the Scheme before visiting to find out directions as it can be quite difficult to find the office.
Buses have easy access for boarding and space for 1 wheelchair or any vehicle with a parking brake. Scooters are not permitted.
- The Brighton and Hove bus timetables are available on-line or in large print.
- Main bus stops have “real time” information screens for passengers, and most buses have visual and audible announcements of the next stop.
- Award winning Talking Bus Stops are also available in the city if you are blind or partially sighted. People using the scheme have a battery-operated key fob which alerts them when they are near a talking bus stop. Pressing the fob allows you to receive spoken information on which buses are coming and when they will arrive. For more information on this scheme please see www.journeyon.co.uk or contact the Access Point Team on 01273 29555 email email@example.com
This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.