All the King’s Horses: The story of the Royal Stables and Riding House

This display has ended 

2 April to 29 September 2019
Prints & Drawings Gallery

Free with Brighton Museum admission, members and residents free 

This new display showcases unusual and rarely-seen images of the Royal Stables and George IV’s love for all things equestrian. Sourced exclusively from the city’s own collections, it tracks the story of George’s passion for horses from his first visits to Brighton in the 1780s to the creation of the magnificent new stables complex (now the Dome and Corn Exchange), built between 1803 and 1808.

Interior of the Stables (detail), aquatint from “Nash’s Views”, 1826


Highlights include:

  • Images of the interior of the stables in the 1820s, with delicately drawn horses and stable staff, together with colourful views of the interiors during World War I when the stables were used as part of a hospital for wounded
    The Likeness of the Prince Regent of Great Britain, 1811

    Indian soldiers.

  • Pictures of George IV and Queen Victoria shown with splendidly adorned horses outside the Royal Pavilion.
  • The magnificent silver-gilt Brighton Cup decorated with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and an image of the Marine Pavilion, commissioned by George in 1805 for the winner of the Brighton Races.


Free with museum admission, members and residents free