brighton pavilion


The Royal Pavilion
Tel +44 (0) 300 0290900

Opening Hours

Open Daily

October to March 10.00am-5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm)
April to September 9.30am-5.45pm (last tickets at 5.00pm)
Closed from 2.30pm on 24 December and all day on 25 & 26 December

Admission Charges

Follow this link for the current admission charges to the Royal Pavilion


Brighton & Hove Residents

Residents of Brighton & Hove can now enjoy half price admission to the Royal Pavilion all year. From 1 December (New reduced VAT price) 2008 to 31 March 2009 adult admission is reduced to just £4.15 (usual adult admission £8.30) with up to four accompanying children free of charge (additional children £5.00 each).
To get your reduced admission just bring of proof of residency (council tax bill or utility bill) on the day of your visit and present it to the Cashiers. One proof of residency per person. Please note: To qualify for the residents discount your postcode must begin with BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41.

Disabled Access

The ground floor of the Pavilion is easily accessible to wheelchair users with wide doorways and no steps to negotiate. Situated on the ground floor are the sumptuous State Rooms, Drawing Rooms, the Great Kitchen, the King’s Apartments and the gift shop which leads to the exit. Also on the ground floor is a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users. Access to the first floor is via the staircase only.

Tactile tours of the palace can be booked for groups of visually impaired visitors. Sign language interpreted group tours are available for the hard of hearing. All guided tours must be booked in advance.

Wheelchairs are available on request.

Guided Tours for Groups:  Royal Pavilion audio guides are available to all visitors.

Groups can still book tours with one of the specialist building guides.

Guided tours for groups must be booked in advance and are available in English, French, German and other languages on request. Tours can be adapted according to interests and needs.
Tactile tours of the Palace can be booked for visually impaired visitors. Sign language interpreted tours are available for the hard of hearing. Tours last approximately one hour, including an introductory talk in a private lecture room.

More information about guided tours for groups
Specialist Tours

As well as general tours of the building, the guiding department offers a number of specialist talks, lectures and tours.

Specialist tours include;

Dandies & Decadence – a look at the fads and fashions of Regency times

A Very Special Service – See the Pavilion through the eyes of the servants

Behind The Scenes At The Royal Pavilion – A unique opportunity to discover some of the areas of the building not usually open to the public

More information about specialist tours


Brighton & Hove Museums Learning Team offer special tours of the Royal Pavilion tailored to your class’ needs and a range of learning resources are available online. Find out more about learning at the Royal Pavilion here.
The Royal Pavilion Tearoom

Light lunches, teas and refreshments are available in the Royal Pavilion Tearoom.

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