An LGBTQ trail through Brighton Museum, curated by Robert White and Kelly Boddington.

Brighton & Hove is often referred to as the gay capital of the UK and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery displays many objects with an LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) connection. However, their histories are often hidden; this Trail is a brief guided tour of pieces on display, exploring and revealing additional LGBTQ stories.

Object Stories 2013 logoIn 2013 we launched Object Stories, a project to find new ways of looking at some of the exhibits displayed at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. Robert White and Kelly Boddington, two members of staff from our retail and bookings teams, worked with a curator to research objects that inspired and interested them. This was a break from more traditional methods of museum and gallery interpretation, where more personal histories of objects and their makers are often not included.

Ten exhibits or groups of objects in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery were identified and used for the trail. The trail was updated and redesigned in 2014.

Oil painting. Acrobats Waiting to Rehearse, Glyn Philpot, 1935
Acrobats Waiting to Rehearse, Glyn Philpot, 1935


Gallery Trail

An LGBTQ Museum Trail is available for visitors. It can either be collected at the museum entrance, or can be downloaded in advance of your visit.

You can also follow the trail using the links below, using the Previous and Next buttons to move through the stories.

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Royal Pavilion & Museums is part of the EU-funded Interreg project ‘Waide’ working with partners in Brighton, UK and Amiens, France, which supported this project.


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