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In the City

By foot

Brighton Museum is situated in the heart of Brighton’s city centre cultural quarter, close to the Lanes and North Laine shopping areas and only five minutes walk from the sea. The entrance is in the Royal Pavilion Gardens.

From Brighton Rail Station
Brighton Museum is just a 15 minute walk.

From Pool Valley Coach Station
Brighton Museum is just a five minute walk.
National Express coaches arrive here from London and major London airports.

By bus

There are bus stops (for local buses) just outside Brighton Museum on Old Steine. All local buses travelling into the city stop in North Street, just a five minute walk away.


Brighton and the surrounding areas are perfect for cycling. Cycling in Brighton & Hove is quick, easy and enjoyable and the city is now part of the National Cycle Network. Brighton Museum is on Cycle Route 2 and the nearest bike racks are located on New Road, Church Street and Pavilion Buildings.


There are no on-site parking facilities in the Royal Pavilion grounds and parking around Brighton Museum and in the city is limited.

There is all day pay and display parking available along Madeira Drive (between Brighton Pier and the Marina) up to 20 minutes walk from Brighton Museum.

There are city centre car parks and NCP car parks close to Brighton Museum.

A Park and Ride service is available from Withdean Stadium in the north of the city. It is signposted from the A23 and enables you to park your car and catch a bus to Brighton Museum.

Coach parking

Coaches bringing visitors to Brighton Museum should drop passengers in Church Street and then park at Madeira Drive on the seafront.

For more information on bringing a group to Brighton Museum visit our dedicated area for Travel trade and groups.

Getting to the City

By road

London to Brighton is 60 miles/96 kilometres and takes around 1½ hours.
It takes just 45 minutes to get to Brighton from the M25, the London orbital motorway, travelling south along the M23 and A23.

By rail

London to Brighton by train takes less than an hour.
Regular services depart from London Bridge and London Victoria. Other services travel into the city along the coast from the east and west.

By sea

Brighton is just 30 minutes by road or rail from Newhaven Harbour where ferries arrive from Dieppe, France. Other major ports – Dover, Folkestone, Portsmouth – are up to two hours away by motorway.

By air

Brighton is just 30 minutes, by road or rail, from London Gatwick airport. There are regular coach and rail links from Gatwick to Brighton.

For more information about getting to Brighton & Hove and how to travel in the city visit the travel pages on VisitBrighton