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 Daily

April to September 9.30am-5.45pm (last admission at 5pm)

October to March 10am-5.15pm (last admission at 4.30pm)

Closed 24 December (from 2.30pm) and 25 & 26 December

Advance booking online is no longer essential and tickets will be available to buy on the door.

The shop is open 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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