Brighton Museum and all our other museums are currently closed in order to support government advice on the coronavirus outbreak.

Please read our coronavirus closure statement for more information.

Open all year

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays 10am-5pm), 24 December (from 2.30pm), 25 & 26 December

Find out more about admission charges


All of the Royal Pavilion & Museums buildings will be closed on 30 & 31 March 2020 as we get ready for the next exciting new chapter in our history as we become a charitable trust. The Royal Pavilion & Museums have been engaging people with our extraordinary buildings and collections for over 165 years. The move to Trust will ensure that we can safeguard these precious assets for future generations.

We will be closing the following buildings for 2 days for staff training and to install new computer equipment and services. We may also be unable to respond to phone calls and emails over this period.
We will re-open on 1 April 2020 as the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust.
The buildings that will be closing temporarily are:

The Royal Pavilion
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Hove Museum & Art Gallery(re-opens 2 April)
The Booth Museum of Natural History
Preston Manor


There is currently no café in this building. Refreshments are available elsewhere on the Royal Pavilion Estate:

  • Pavilion Tea Company (next to the Royal Pavilion shop)
  • Pavilion Gardens Café (in the Royal Pavilion Garden)
  • Royal Pavilion Tearoom (access via the Royal Pavilion, admission payable)

Please ask a member of staff if you require assistance.

Group Visits

For information about group visits and bookings visit our Travel Trade and Groups page

School Visits

For information about school visits and bookings visit our School Visits page

Storage Facilities

We regret that we currently do not have the facilities to store any luggage or Items, including prams and buggies.