Festival of Archaeology 2020: Romano-British Bronze Statuette of a Stag

The fourth archaeology object we are showcasing to celebrate this week’s annual Festival of Archaeology (11-19 July) run by the Council of British Archaeology (CBA), is a rare bronze statuette of a stag. With its intricately detailed mane and antlers, … Continued

Festival of Archaeology 2020: Neolithic Arrowhead

The third archaeology object we are featuring to celebrate this week’s annual Festival of Archaeology (11-19 July), run by the Council of British Archaeology (CBA), is a Neolithic leaf shaped flint arrowhead. The arrowhead was discovered during excavations in the … Continued

The Old Curiosity Shop: Dickensian Delights at Royal Pavilion & Museums

When Charles Dickens visited Brighton 175 years ago he probably didn’t imagine that his touching of a doorbell would transform the simple object into a museum piece. It has been well documented that Charles Dickens made several visits to Brighton: … Continued

Grateful George’s horse bling: the Brighton Cup up-close

Curator Alexandra Loske on the Brighton Cup, a trophy that’s currently on display in Brighton Museum, and how George IV supported horse racing in Brighton. It is well known that George IV was a connoisseur of all things bling and … Continued

Introducing Queer the Pier

For almost two years now, the Brighton Museum has housed the UK’s largest collection representing trans lives; The Museum of Transology. The exhibition currently displays diverse artefacts, including everything from prosthetics to train tickets, donated by Brighton’s vibrant trans community. … Continued