A ‘beautiful and splendid cabinet of the arts’ in Brighton, 200 years ago

Now that museums and galleries are reopening, we look at an early Brighton picture gallery in the Circus Street area.  What cultural entertainment was available in Brighton 200 years ago? Apart from events at assembly rooms, horse racing, theatres and … Continued

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



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