Celebrating 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, 1918-2018

Do You Vote? Their Fight Our Future On the 6 February 1918, eight million women, out of an electorate of twenty one, were given the opportunity to vote. Only women over the age of 30 with educational & property qualifications … Continued

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … Continued

Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in Newhaven, the youngest of eleven children and moved to Brighton in 1841. He ran the West Street Brewery … Continued

Hippies

Hippies emerged in the mid 1960s in the United States, particularly on the West Coast. The Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco became the centre of hippy culture, culminating in the ‘Summer of Love’ in 1967. They introduced or popularised many … Continued

Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in Newhaven, the youngest of eleven children and moved to Brighton in 1841. He ran the West Street Brewery … Continued

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … Continued

Women’s Fashion in the 1920s

Women’s fashion changed so significantly in the 1920s because of the social and political changes that occured in this exuberant decade. Social Life and the Arts After the horrors of the First World War, when thousands of young men died fighting in the trenches, … Continued