The Royal Pavilion Estate comprises of the spectacular Royal Pavilion seaside palace, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Dome, Concert Hall, Corn Exchange, Pavilion Garden and Studio Theatre.

The Royal Pavilion, located 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EE, was built in three stages, beginning in 1786, as a seaside pleasure palace retreat for George IV, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811 and is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton where you experience the extraordinary. This historic house mixes the visual style of India and China with Regency grandeur. The construction of this Indo-Saracenic Revival architectural building started in1786 and the distinctive Asian-style palace opened in1823 following the architect John Nash’s transformation between 1815 and 1822 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles.

The Pavilion houses works of art and furniture including original pieces lent by HM The Queen. The fabulous balcony of The Royal Pavilion Tearoom overlooks the Regency splendour of the Pavilion gardens.

Multimedia guides in various languages are available free to all visitors. Educational tours for school parties. An optional alternative to the standard tour of the Pavilion explores the Royal Pavilion’s use as a First World War hospital both as a hospital for Indian soldiers (1914-1916) and as a hospital for ‘Limbless’ British men (1916-1920).

The five fabulous venues of the registered charity The Royal Pavilion & Museums Foundation are The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, The Booth Museum of Natural History and Preston Manor.

Annual membership includes FREE entry to the Royal Pavilion & Museums, to all exhibitions and after hours guided tour of the Royal Pavilion, access to exclusive member’s events and invitations to exhibition private views as well as discount offers in all of our shops, cafes and the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink.

This year’s upcoming events are:

  • 4th Jun 2015 Tea with the Head Gardener: Creating a Regency Garden, a celebratory tour of the Royal Pavilion Garden with Head Gardener Robert Hill-Snook followed by a cream tea in the Royal Pavilion Tearoom.
  • 24th Jun 2015 at 7:00pm, Farrow & Ball: Colour in the Home inspirational talk on how to transform your home, hosted by International Colour Consultant to Farrow & Ball, Joa Studholme.
  • 4th Jul 2015 at 6:30 m, Members’ Open Evening at the Royal Pavilion.
  • 5th Jul 2015 at 10:30am,Royal Pavilion and the First World Including exclusive backstage access to the Dome, Corn Exchange and glimpse of the famous secret tunnel.
  • 7th Jul 2015, CityBooks present meeting the author with Stephen Bates (former religious and royal affairs correspondent of The Guardian) and Geraldine Roberts (Regency historian and author) talk about their books.
  • 18th Jul 2015, The Sussex Symphony Orchestra performs pieces to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo.
  • 14th Aug 2015 at 6:30pm, Elegant Entertainments perform a role play by four Georgian enthusiasts to gain an entertaining and thought-provoking insight into the Georgian period.
  • 14th Nov 2015 at 10:00am, Exotic Creatures family friendly exhibition exploring early zoos and animals in the Royal Collection.
  • 11th Dec 2015 at 6:30pm, The Royal Pavilion Christmas Banquet with drinks and canapé reception followed by a three course meal in the magnificent setting of the Banqueting Room.

For more information visit Pavilion foundation or call 03000 290907