The Saloon – A Royal Room Restored

Restored to the dazzling splendour of its original interior design, the Saloon re-opened to the public on 8 September 2018. Decorated for King George IV in 1823, visitors can step into a room of breath-taking beauty and experience history at its visually stunning best.

The painstaking and highly-skilled work has involved recreating the original silver and ‘pearl white’ wall decoration, using platinum leaf instead of silver to prevent tarnishing, installing specially-woven silk panels and magnificent drapery and conserving and restoring the gilded frames and surfaces.

Brighton Royal Pavilion Restoration of the Saloon Picture by Jim Holden

The original Robert Jones designed cabinets have been restored and reinstated and the floor is transformed by the fitting of a reproduction of the original circular carpet which features a lavish design of dragons, sun rays and lotus leaves.

You can see more of the Saloon before you visit by watching the video below, or using this 360 degree panorama.


The restoration project has been externally funded following a successful fundraising campaign led by The Royal Pavilion & Museums Foundation, with generous support from the public, numerous trusts and the charity’s patrons and members.


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