From the bottom of the Warren Farm Well

On 25 March 1858 work began on a new water well at the Warren Farm Industrial School in Woodingdean. It took four years of digging before workers found water. By this time they had created the deepest hand dug well … Continued

Old Shoreham Bridge, 1904

Today’s smattering of snow in Brighton has inspired us to look at some wintry scenes in our fine art collection. This 1904 oil painting by William Henry Boyd captures the loneliness and cold of a trudge through nearby Shoreham. The … Continued

Brighton and The Dig

A new film on Netflix, The Dig, tells the story of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo. The film is based on the novel of the same title by John Preston, the nephew of Peggy Piggott, … Continued

Episode 16: Finale!

In the final episode of Voices of the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Sophie interviews Nicola Adams, Digital Marketing Officer and Tasha Brown, Museum Futures Trainee – two individuals who perhaps typify the future of our museums – about their hopes … Continued

Episode 15: People First, Technology Second

This penultimate episode explores the ever-increasing role of digital technology in our cultural organisations by talking to Kevin Bacon, Digital Manager at Royal Pavilion & Museums. Kevin takes us on a whistle-stop tour of his own experiences of working with … Continued

Episode 14: A Prince’s Treasure

In 2019, over 120 items of furniture and decorative objects from the Royal Collection Trust were loaned to their original home at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton after 170 years away. Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator at the Royal Pavilion, talks … Continued

Episode 13: The Art of Conservation

In the first episode of the final series, Sophie speaks to Amy Junker-Heslip and Carola Del Mese, two members of the conservation team at Royal Pavilion & Museums. Amy and Carola share stories about some of delicate, painstaking and surprisingly … Continued

Introducing The Mindful Garden

As this year’s Heritage Open Days Festival moved online, we’ve been publishing stories this week on the theme of ‘Hidden Nature‘. From hungry tigers to dragon remains to the pigments used in Chinese wallpaper, we’ve provided plenty of ways you … Continued