Museum, Shopping, BrightonCurrent Prices – from 18 May 2021

We plan to reopen Brighton Museum on Tuesday 18 May 2021. See our Covid-19 FAQ for more information. All dates are subject to government guidelines, which may change.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 9 April 2021.  Tickets will initially be released for the period 18 May to 20 June 2021.

Advance booking

We have introduced timed ticket entry and reduced capacity to ensure the safe distancing of visitors inside the museum. Visitors without a booking are welcome providing we have space to admit them.

We encourage online booking but if you need to phone please note that our phone lines are busy during peak hours, so occasionally you may have to wait longer than usual to get through to a member of the team.

For more information on the changes we have made to keep our visitors and staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic see our Visitor FAQs.

Your Museum for a Year

Entry is FREE for Brighton & Hove residents (with proof of residency).

These tickets prices do not include entry to the Bowie / MacCormack exhibition.

Our standard admission tickets include free return visits for a year from the date of issue, at no extra cost (excluding promotional offers and group tickets).

Brighton Museum Annual Pass
This pass is ideal for those making a visit to just one of our museums.

Adult £6.20
Child* (5-18) £3.60
*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.

Family tickets
2 adults with up to 2 children £13.00
1 adult with up to 2 children £8

Multi Attraction Annual Pass

If you live in Brighton & Hove or are a regular visitor, this pass will provide you with unlimited access to our museums for a year. Admission to the Bowie / MacCormack exhibition is not included in these tickets.

Entry to the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Preston Manor:
Adult £27.00
Child £17.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £71.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £44.00

Admission to the museum and Bowie / MacCormack exhibition

Brighton & Hove resident Adult £5.50 (Proof of adult residence required at museum entrance. Applies only to those living in postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41 and students studying at Brighton or Sussex University. See further details below.)

Brighton & Hove resident Child £3

Non-resident Adult £12.00
Non-resident Child (5-18) £6.60

Family tickets
2 adults with up to 2 children £30.60
1 adult with up to 2 children £18.60

Free entry to the museum

Brighton & Hove residents living within postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41 and students studying at Brighton or Sussex University can enjoy free admission to Brighton Museum all year round:

  • All Brighton & Hove residents and accompanying children are free. Proof of Brighton & Hove residency is required per adult eg driving licence, council tax / utility bill or library card.
  • 14-18 year olds visiting independently require proof of Brighton & Hove residency – eg library card/school library card, bus pass, school uniform.
  • Students registered at either Brighton or Sussex University are also entitled to free admission even if they live outside of the city. A student card confirming current undergraduate or postgraduate study is required.

Carers accompanying disabled visitors also go free.

Gift Aid

Become a Gift aid visitor at no extra cost
Choosing to Gift Aid your admission will not cost you a penny more, but would enable The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, a registered charity, to benefit from an additional 25p from the UK Government for every £1 of your admission. To be able to Gift Aid your admission you need to be a UK tax payer and we can only claim Gift Aid if you are purchasing for yourself and your family.


You can enjoy free admission to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and its special exhibitions all year round by becoming a member of the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust.

You will enjoy a range of benefits and support our work.

Gallery closures

Please note that the Egyptology and Archaeology galleries are currently closed due to Covid regulations. We apologise for the inconvenience. Why not visit Preston Manor instead and explore the most haunted house in Sussex through our family animal trail instead?