There are several independent museums in Brighton & Hove which are not part of the Royal Pavilion & Museums.

The city is also home to organisations and individuals with private heritage collections which can be accessed online.


 Foredown Tower

Foredown Tower is operated by Portslade Adult Learning (part of Portslade & Aldridge Community Academy). At present the camera is only open to the public on Special Open Days however plans are underway to open on a regular basis in the future.

For more information and updates visit and browse the visitors’ section or call Jayne Routley, Centre Development Officer on 01273 422632.

West Blatchington Windmill

Dating from the 1820s, this Grade II listed building still has the original mill workings in place over five floors. Discover how grain is turned into flour in a traditional windmill, and explore a fascinating display of historical milling and agriculture exhibits.
Opening times – May-September on Sundays and Bank Holidays only, 2.30-5pm.

Brighton Toy Museum

Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station is a veritable treasure trove of Toys and Models. There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.

The Old Police Cells Museum

The old Police Cells Museum is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and offers visitors a unique insight into the history of policing in Sussex and is both educational and entertaining.
It provides an opportunity to visit Brighton Borough main police station for the period 1830 to 1967 and learn about the murder of Chief Constable Henry Solomon in 1844 by a prisoner. See some of the old cells with their graffiti from the Mods and Rockers era, the policemans wash room and uniform store areas, police memorabilia and artefacts.

Brighton Fishing Museum

Uncover the history and heritage of Brighton’s fishing industry through a wealth of photographs, remarkable artefacts and restored traditional Sussex clinker fishing boats.


James Gray collection

Over 7000 photographs of Brighton & Hove with annotations by their collector, James Gray.

This collection is now owned by the Regency Society of Brighton and Hove.

Historic Images of Brighton and Hove

An online collection of topographic prints of Brighton and Hove collected by the Society of Brighton Print Collectors.


Curated by Eiffion Ashdown, this website provides access to a large number of items related to the history of the English bulldog.