Royal Pavilion

Pavilion Tales

Join us in the magnificent Music Room for secrets, stories and unexpected histories in these popular pop-up talks by Royal Pavilion & Museums staff.

Please note: the length of each talk varies and 30 minutes is a guide.

Upcoming Tales:

6 February – Regency Gardens
Look forward to spring and join Linda White for her exploration of the Royal Pavilion Regency garden, from the perspective of a modern day gardener.

13 February – A Georgian Valentine
Clare Hartfield discusses some of the earliest Valentines cards from the Georgian era and takes a closer look at courtship and love letters written at this time.

20 February – ‘Time to hit the hay’
Join Jo Pearce as she discusses the history of the royal beds and bed linen, describing her experience working with the colourful, sumptuous and sometimes very delicate textiles here at the Royal Pavilion.

27 February – The Home of Mrs Fitzherbert
Derrick Bradfield discusses the trials and tribulations of the woman George IV called ‘the wife of my heart’- Maria Fitzherbert.

5 March – Chinese Export Prints
Join Naomi Daw as she discusses the detailed and hand painted Chinese export prints on display in the Royal Pavilion.

12 March – Colour and Glass
Ana Vilela takes a look at the variety of painted and stained glass panels around the Royal Pavilion, their inspiration, design and construction.

19 March – Georgian Board Games
Join Rebecca Lean and Joy Whittam for their discussion about Georgian board games, childhood and education.

26 March – Harriet Mellon: A Rags to Riches Tale
Julie Campbell introduces us to the Duchess of St Albans and her lifestory… ‘What a strange eventful life has mine been’.



Free with Royal Pavilion admission , members free