Henry Willett (1823-1905)

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in 1823, the youngest of the eleven children of William Catt an energetic farmer and miller. His mother Hannah … Continued

Lieutenant Colonel John Fawcett (1803-1878)

Lieutenant Colonel John Fawcett, first Mayor of Brighton, 1854. Before the creation of the Borough of Brighton by Incorporation on 19 January 1854 the town was led by Town Commissioners. Several attempts had been made to create a Borough prior to 1854; supporters … Continued

Mike Feist’s Camera Obscura Archive

I was born not far from the Booth Museum of Natural History in 1943 and lived over a large garage in Preston Road, Brighton until I was about 10 years old. My first school, called Preston Primary (although an Infant … Continued

At Work With… Gerald Legg

… Gerald Legg, Keeper of Natural Sciences Of exploration, empire, butterflies and beer Having worked at the Booth Museum of Natural History for more years than I like to admit to I have had the unique opportunity and privilege to work … Continued



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The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust is a self-funding charity. We face a huge funding deficit from revenue lost during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we now need the urgent support of individuals and businesses to help us continue our work.