This gallery will be closed from 6 January to 27 March 2020, re-opening to the public on Saturday 28 March 2020, to facilitate the re-display of Queen Victoria’s Apartments.
From December 1914 to February 1916, the Royal Pavilion was offered for use as a hospital for troops from the Indian Corps wounded on the Western Front in France and Flanders during World War I.
Paintings, archive photographs, contemporary accounts and film footage recall in vivid form a remarkable and often forgotten story from Brighton’s history.
Indian Soldiers in the Music Room, c 1915
Please note the gallery is on the first floor of the Royal Pavilion and is not accessible to wheelchair users. There will be supplementary information available on the ground floor for visitors not able to visit the gallery.
- View and download photographs of the Indian Hospital on our Image Store
- Learn more about the story at sikhmuseum.com’s Doctor Brighton’s Indian Patients
This short clip courtesy of New Delhi Television gives a brief introduction to the Royal Pavilion’s role as an Indian military hospital.