Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

The Royal Pavilion

East Sussex

Free entry

Unveiled in 1818 and restored over the last 30 years, the Royal Pavilion in Brighton takes its unique character from the man for whom it was built, George IV.

Originally a simple farmhouse, the Pavilion was transformed into a spectacular oriental palace by the work of architects Henry Holland and John Nash. It is filled with astonishing colours and superb craftsmanship, including many original furnishings and decorations on loan from HM The Queen.

The magnificent interior, replete with Chinese and Indian influences, is a reflection of George's personality and taste.

Permanent collection

Today the Royal Pavilion is home to some of Britain's finest examples of chinoiserie, a decorative style inspired by Chinese art which became fashionable in the mid-18th century.

The Royal Pavilion

Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

03000 290900


Opening times

Open everyday 9.30am-5.45pm (last admission at 5pm)

We have introduced timed ticket entry and reduced capacity to ensure the safe distancing of visitors inside the palace.

We encourage booking online in advance but visitors without a booking are welcome providing we have space to admit them.

The shop will reopen but the Tearoom will remain closed for the time being.

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
Standard entry price

Price displayed is based on a standard venue entry price. Prices may vary according to ticket type and entry day/time.

Price correct at time of publication.

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