Hove Museum and all our other museums are currently closed in order to support government advice on the coronavirus outbreak.

Please read our coronavirus closure statement for more information.

Open all year

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pmHove Museum & Art Gallery
Sunday 2-5pm
Open Bank Holidays
Closed Wednesdays, 24-26 December

Admission FREE.

Coronavirus update: Hove Museum is open as usual, but read our Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ if you have concerns about how this might affect your visit.


Hove Museum will close for the day at 12.30pm on Monday 16 March to allow staff to attend essential training, the museum will re-open as normal on Tuesday 17 March at 10am.

All of the Royal Pavilion & Museums buildings will be closed on 30 & 31 March 2020 as we get ready for the next exciting new chapter in our history as we become a charitable trust. The Royal Pavilion & Museums have been engaging people with our extraordinary buildings and collections for over 165 years.

The move to Trust will ensure that we can safeguard these precious assets for future generations. We will be closing the following buildings for 2 days for staff training and to install new computer equipment and services. We may also be unable to respond to phone calls and emails over this period. We will re-open on 1 April 2020 as the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust.

The buildings that will be closing temporarily are:
The Royal Pavilion
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Hove Museum & Art Gallery (re-opens 2 April)
The Booth Museum of Natural History
Preston Manor

Group Visits

We welcome group visits to Hove Museum. Contact the Bookings Team to find out more about bringing your group here. Telephone 03000 290901 International calls only +44 (0)1273 292820 Fax 03000 290908 Email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

School Visits

For information about school visits and bookings visit our School Visits page.

Storage Facilities

We will happily store prams and buggies while you visit our venues. We regret that we do not have the facilities to store any luggage or Items larger than 40x40x50cm. Luggage larger than this will not be allowed inside Hove Museum for safety and security reasons.