This was the central room of the earlier Marine Pavilion. The interior decoration has changed several times since the earliest days of the building.
There is currently a conservation programme to restore the Royal Pavilion’s historic Saloon to its former glory and it is now closed to the public for the final stages of its restoration. The Saloon is due to re-open in September 2018 (not on 9 June 2018 as stated in the printed Royal Pavilion leaflet).
Since 2006 conservation work has included stabilising and cleaning the magnificent painted sky ceiling and cleaning painted and gilded surfaces. Current work whilst the room is closed includes recreating the original silver and ‘pearl white’ wall decoration, installing specially-woven silk panels, and fitting a replica of the original carpet, designed for the room by Robert Jones.
The restoration project will run until 2018 and 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.