Henry Willett (1823-1905)

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in 1823, the youngest of the eleven children of William Catt an energetic farmer and miller. His mother Hannah … Continued

Thomas Parkin, MA, JP, FGS, FZS, FLS, 1845 – 1932

Prolific collector During his lifetime Thomas Parkin assembled a large and significant collection of eggs. The collection was, in the majority, purchased, chiefly from the Stevens Auction Rooms in Covent Garden. Parkin’s collection along with all of his catalogues and … Continued

Everybody Loves a Giraffe, Especially our George

On the first floor of the Royal Pavilion, in the corridor outside the Adelaide Tearooms, there is a selection of satirical Georgian prints on display. One of them entitled The Great Joss and his Playthings by “Shortshanks” Robert Seymour from … Continued