Hidden Nature: Tiger-lily burning bright in Royal Pavilion Wonderland

Today’s Heritage Open Day Hidden Nature post examines the Tiger-lily found within and around the Royal Pavilion. During Covid-19 lockdown I started cataloguing Mike Jones’s wonderful drawings of plants and flowers in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. Where possible, I try … Continued

Hidden Nature: Flower power from the Far East – Peony, the King of Flowers

Continuing this weeks Heritage Open Days theme of Hidden Nature, we take a look at some of the hidden flowers among the Royal Pavilion wallpaper. During Covid-lockdown the Royal Pavilion team of conservators and curators worked hard on rehanging the … Continued

Philanthropic Mrs Marriott

We are currently seeing an upsurge in communities coming together and supporting each other. Today’s blog of pioneering women of Sussex, by curator Alexandra Loske, focuses on the little known Mrs Marriott who set up a series of almshouses to … Continued

The Marvellous Mrs Mary Merrifield

Curator Alexandra Loske is excited to discover that artist and writer Mary Philadelphia Merrifield was also a pioneering dress historian. She explains more in our new blog in the series 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex . Anita Corbin’s exhibition of … Continued

Grateful George’s horse bling: the Brighton Cup up-close

Curator Alexandra Loske on the Brighton Cup, a trophy that’s currently on display in Brighton Museum, and how George IV supported horse racing in Brighton. It is well known that George IV was a connoisseur of all things bling and … Continued