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

A Zoological Gallery at Brighton Museum

The Booth Museum  in  Brighton has been in existence since 1874 when it was simply the Booth Museum of Birds. 100 years later, during the 1970s, it became the Booth Museum of Natural History when the science collections from Brighton Museum … Continued

Passing the Ball: Brighton to Mali and Back

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has been working with young people in Mali to help create content for a new World Stories gallery, opening in June 2012 to mark the London 2012 Games. Developed in partnership with young people, this … Continued