Prince Albert driving the Queen and Princess Royal in their Sledge, at Brighton, 1845

This print of Queen Victoria’s last recorded visit to the Royal Pavilion, in February 1845, was published in The Illustrated London News. It is one of the most popular images in our collection, perhaps because it looks utterly romantic. Who’s … Continued

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

The Royal Pavilion: Strolls in exotic gardens

It is worth having a closer look at the glorious Chinese export wallpaper that was painstakingly removed from the Royal Pavilion’s Saloon by experts Allyson and Andrew McDermott last November. The six large panels are a remarkable survival from the … Continued