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The Royal Pavilion & Museum Brighton

Royal Pavilion Brighton
Royal Pavilion Brighton

It was a rather royal weekend for myself and Mark.

We were very fortunate to have tickets to explore the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

Just my cup of tea on a Sunday Afternoon.

Growing up in Brighton, I would regularly pass the Royal Pavilion and admire it’s grandeur however, never had I stepped foot inside the Pavilion.

I’ve found that it’s a common thing, we tend to explore further afield than what’s right in front of us, on our own doorsteps.

It was a beautiful sunny day. We made the most of it and had a pleasant walk around the Pavilion grounds prior to entering the Palace.

The Royal Pavilion is located in the heart of the City. You can’t miss it! A Palace that has the visual style of India.

The building itself resembles an Indian Heritage. Inside is completely different, flamboyant Chinese inspired interior which was so fascinating to see.

The entrance to the Pavilion was designed to be extremely modest. My expectations were exceeded as I walked through to the rooms of regency.

Each room is incredibly grand and opulent. To think that Kings and Queens once walked the corridors I was walking through thrilled me with delight.

Oh my Goodness, what a feast for the eyes. I can only imagine how an invite to a lavish royal banquet must have excited the senses.

I have always had a love of history. That’s why you’ll read on my website about vintage items and old buildings when I am on my travels. I just find history intriguing.

Royal Pavilion Banquet Room Image Courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove CC BY-SA

The two rooms in the Royal Pavilion that impressed me the most were the Banquet room and Kitchen. Although the bedrooms where King George and Queen Elizabeth slept were very impressive. I was blown away by these rooms in particular.

A definite treat whilst visiting the Pavilion is to enjoy Tea and cake on the roof top. The tea in the little iron pots along with the finest scones in Brighton whilst sat on the rooftop balcony, a childhood dream come true. Amazing!

There are always projects of restoration at the Royal Pavilion.

My family and I were living in Brighton at the time of the 1987 storm, although I was 3 years old, I remember being told about it many years later.

There was significant damage to the music room during the storm so all donations, volunteers and conservationist really did help keep this beautiful structure standing and are still doing so today.

The Pavilion has thousands of visitors each week so you can imagine the upkeep of keeping it clean. The weather doesn’t help the structure either and even sunlight and air has an impact on the building and interior.

If you are able to do so please donate here by clicking the link below.

Donate Royal Pavilion

A trip into the Royal Pavilion shop is a must if you like to buy gifts to remember your visit at the Palace. I have a habit of admiring keyrings and lighting wherever I go.

Pavilion Shop
Pavilion Shop

Brighton Museum

We made our way to the Museum through the Pavilion gardens.

The Museum is bigger than it looks from the outside. It’s huge actually.

My first desire was to visit the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition however, this has now ended but they have so many other amazing exhibitions all year round.

Visit the website to see what’s on around the time you want to visit What’s on at Brighton Museum

As you may know I love fashion. I have my own fashion business Melita Latham London so I couldn’t visit the Museum without checking out the Queer Looks Exhibition showcasing LGBTQ fashion styles and how they have changed over 50 years.

Fashion is one of the biggest ways you can express yourself and this is what I love about it.

LGBTQ Queer Looks Brighton Museum
LGBTQ Queer Looks Brighton Museum

We looked at photo’s of the Mod’s and rockers, 20th century art and design and the Performance gallery which kept us busy for a few hours. We could have spent all day there.

I did participate in my own Punch and Judy show but sadly it only entertained Mark for a few minutes.

We had a brilliant day at both The Royal Pavilion and The Brighton Museum and would definitely add this to your bucket list in Brighton.

For more details on where to eat in Brighton here are a few recommendations The Walrus Brighton & Riddle & Finns Champagne & Oyster Bar

Keep an eye out on more about The Royal Pavilion and things to do in Brighton coming very soon to your inboxes.

Thank you for taking the time to read. Mark & I do hope you enjoy your visit to the Palace and Museum.

With Love Mel x

Press Visit- All opinions are my own.

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