Royal Pavilion Garden FAQ

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Visiting our garden today and want to learn more? Here are answers to some of our visitors’ most frequently asked questions.

What is this Garden?

Photo showing path through Royal Pavilion Garden
Courtesy Simon Dack

This garden is part of the Royal Pavilion Estate. The garden, along with the Royal Pavilion, the Dome and Brighton Museum, make up the palace complex built by King George IV.

The garden has been restored in a Regency style, and is maintained using organic methods.

What can I see in the Royal Pavilion?

Photograph of Royal Pavilion Saloon showing distinctive carpet designWhile the outside of the Royal Pavilion is clearly influenced by Indian architecture, the inside is inspired by China.

Visitors can see the lavishly decorated state rooms, and some of the areas used by servants to keep the palace running.

What can I see in Brighton Museum?

Photo of side of Brigthton Museum
Courtesy Simon Dack

Brighton Museum opened in 1873, and was one of the first purpose built civic museums in England.

Its galleries display a wide range of collections, and it hosts a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

What is the Dome used for?

Photo of Brighton Dome
Courtesy Tony Hisgett

Originally built as a stable complex for the Royal Pavilion Estate, the Dome is now a performing arts venue.

It is not regularly open to the public unless you have a ticket to an event.

Who are the Garden Greeters?

Group photo of Royal Pavilion Garden Greeters taken outside entrance of Royal Pavilion, with table holding numerous leaflets.
Garden Greeters

Our Garden Greeters are friendly volunteers who help summer visitors to the garden learn more about the Royal Pavilion Estate.

If you are reading this page you have probably already met one of the team!

Where can I find more information about Brighton?

Photo of Brighton Pier
Courtesy Pavlina Jane

If you are looking for things to do in Brighton or places to stay, we recommend the Visit Brighton website.

Where can I find out more about the collections held by Royal Pavilion & Museums?

Photo of chamber pot with figure of Napoleon inside Only a small proportion of Royal Pavilion & Museums’ collections are on display at any one time.

You can find more about these collections online.