Long-Running Exhibitions

In order of their Closing Date


Thursday 28 November 2019 to Sunday 1 March 2020


Cultural Icons: Remaking a popular pottery tradition

An exhibition from the British Ceramics Biennial 2019

Celebrities such as actors and royalty, as well as politicians, military men and religious figures were all prominent subjects of Victorian Staffordshire flat-back figures. Inspired by this popular pottery tradition, six ceramic artists, Joanne Ayre, Christie Brown, Claire Curneen, Stephen Dixon, Ingrid Murphy and Matt Smith, have responded by making contemporary Cultural Icons.  These are seen alongside original Victorian portrait figures from the collection of the Royal Pavilion & Museums, and analytical drawings of historical flat-backs by John Hewitt.  The exhibition will be accompanied in the New Year by a display of flat-backs made by members of the Emmaus community.

19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB

Free admission

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk


– 1st September to March 2020


See Portraits, Be Portraits

Come and see some of our wonderful portrait paintings chosen by local teachers from Cottesmore St Mary’s and Varndean School. You can even create your own picture using some of the resources in the gallery.

Fine Art Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

Free with admission; members and residents free

More information: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 03000 290902 



– Tuesday 1 October to Sunday 29 March 2020


Families of Artists: Scott & Earp

This display features watercolours and prints by the Scott and Earp families, both founder members of the Brighton Art Society.  Spanning five generations, from the early 19th to 21st century, the display also includes family objects, photographs and letters.

Prints & Drawing Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE

Free with admission, members and residents free

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

More information: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 03000 290902



– Saturday 15 February–Sunday 7 June

Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits

This exhibition features iconic portraits of celebrities, unsung heroines from across the decades, and ‘ordinary’ women doing extraordinary jobs. Including seventies rocker Suzi Quatro, Olympian Boxer Nicola Adams OBE, Lady Brenda Hale of the Supreme Court, football manager Hope Powell.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE

Free with Brighton Museum admission, residents and members free

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk


– Saturday 21 September 2019 to Autumn 2021


A Prince’s Treasure

From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion – the Royal Collection Returns to Brighton

A spectacular loan from the Royal Collection is on display at the Royal Pavilion. The culmination of a collaborative venture between Royal Collection Trust and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, over 120 remarkable decorative works of art that were originally commissioned by the Prince Regent, have been relocated from Buckingham Palace and re-united in their previous setting of the Royal Pavilion.  Many of the works have not been on public display for over 170 years and are on loan to the Royal Pavilion whilst essential building works in the East Wing of Buckingham Palace take place. This unique project provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to see these magnificent items in their former home.

Royal Pavilion, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE

During opening hours, free with admission, members free

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

More information: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 03000 290902