Episode 6: Reframing South Coast Colonialism

In this episode, Sophie is joined by Dr Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art and Sarah Lee, Consultant and Advisor to Royal Pavilion & Museums as well as Co-Founder of Brighton and Hove Black History. Helen and Sarah discuss how … Continued

Episode 5: The Gardener

Robert Hill-Snook is Head Gardener of the Royal Pavilion gardens in the heart of Brighton, having been in post for almost 25 years. Sophie takes a stroll with Robert as he reflects on his working life in this Regency garden, … Continued

Episode 4: The Ghosts of Preston Manor

Preston Manor is reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain. In this episode Sophie talks to Chris Drake (Development and Operations Manager at Preston Manor), Paula Wrightson (Venue Officer), Lavender Jones (long-standing volunteer) and David Beevers … Continued

Episode 3: War Stories

During the First World War, the Royal Pavilion was converted into a hospital for Indian soldiers, wounded on the battlefields of the Western Front. Jody East, Creative Programme Manager at Royal Pavilion & Museums, joins Sophie to discuss how RPM … Continued

Episode 2: The Keeper and the Boss

Janita Bagshawe, Head of Royal Pavilion & Museums, and David Beevers, Keeper of the Royal Pavilion, have between them over 70 years’ experience working for the museum service in Brighton and Hove. Sophie speaks to two members of the organisation’s … Continued

Episode 1: A Tiger in a Suitcase

In this first episode, Sophie joins Early Years Learning Officer Michael Olden and the skin of a Siberian Tiger named ‘Boris’ on an outing to Moulsecoomb Primary School, in the north east of Brighton. By following Michael on a day … Continued

Most Popular Online 2019

Whether it’s blog posts, videos or digitised collections, here is a run through of the most popular online content we have published this year. Blog posts Our blog received almost 120,000 page views in 2019. As with most years, the … Continued

At home with Ancient Egypt at Preston Manor

Paula Wrightson follows the owners of Preston Manor on a tour through Egypt at the start of the twentieth century. Through a photograph album held at the manor, she traces their route across the country at a time when the … Continued

Gift extended

Digital Manager Kevin Bacon on extending the Gift digital experience in Brighton Museum, what we’ve learned so far, and working with Blast Theory. I’m delighted to announce that Blast Theory’s Gift app will remain available in Brighton Museum until 6 … Continued