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

Brunswick Lawns, Hove, 1900

This watercolour is a view of Brunswick Lawns on Hove seafront, looking east. It was painted in 1900 and attributed to Clair Cripps. Signs of the times We usually use Close Look to invite people to look at the detail … Continued

Doughty’s Dogs, 1908

This postcard shows James Doughty and his dogs performing on the West Pier in Brighton in 1908. Jumping through hoops After a long career as a travelling clown and showman, James Doughty came to settle in Brighton. He would carry … Continued

Virtual Walkthroughs of our Museums

Popping into your local museum may not be an option while under lockdown, but there are a few ways in which you can virtually visit our galleries from the safety of your home. Royal Pavilion 360 Saloon The spectacular Saloon … Continued

Physically closed, digitally open

Like all museums across the UK our doors are shut to the public owing to the coronavirus outbreak. But our online resources are as open as ever, and we’re making fresh efforts to publish even more over the coming weeks. … Continued

Lookback: Visions of the Royal Pavilion Estate

While our museums are closed and most of us are in lockdown, we’ll be finding ways of using our collections and online resource to provide some distraction. Sometimes we’ll showcase previous work that you may have missed. Today, we’ll focus … 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

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



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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.