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 290 900

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Opening times

1 Apr – 30 Sep

Daily, 9.30am – 5.45pm (last admission 5.15pm)

1 Oct – 31 Mar Daily, 10am – 5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Closed 24 Dec (from 2.30pm) & 25 – 26 Dec

Free entry with National Art Pass

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