Museum, Shopping, BrightonCurrent Prices — from 14 October 2020

Brighton Museum will be closed from 26 December. See our Covid-19 FAQ for more information.

Tickets will be released for online booking once we can confirm a reopening date.

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.

Tickets can only be purchased up to two weeks in advance of your visit. This is so that we can be flexible in managing visitor numbers and respond to any changes in government advice. Tickets are now available up to Sunday 22 November.

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.

General museum admission

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

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

Adult £5
Child* (5-18) £3
*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

Admission to the museum and Bowie / MacCormack exhibition

Brighton & Hove resident Adult £5 (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 £10
Non-resident Child (5-18) £6

Family tickets
2 adults with up to 2 children £26
1 adult with up to 2 children £16

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 £25.00
Child £15.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £65.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £40.00

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.


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?