Brighton's best indoor attractions
Published 15/11/2016 by Pinar
Who needs beach weather to enjoy Brighton? The seaside city has lots of interesting indoor attractions to warm your heart. Come on in.
From colourful oriental interiors to over-the-top gilded dining rooms, Brighton’s extravagant palace in the heart of the city is a wonderful place for a wander. Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, its exotic Indian-inspired architecture makes it a distinctive landmark. A must-see for any visitor to Brighton.
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
In the Royal Pavilion Gardens, sits Brighton Museum, home to one of the most eclectic collections outside of Britain’s national institutions. Galleries boast exciting collections of fashion and style, 20th century art and design, and fine art arranged in interactive displays to appeal to all ages.
Brighton Toy and Model Museum
All aboard for a heartwarming trip down memory lane. Housed in four early Victorian arches under Brighton Railway Station, this museum has more than 10,000 toys and models including priceless model train collections and many period, antique toys from Great Britain and all over Europe and the US.
Did you know that Brighton was home to the world’s oldest operating aquarium? Located opposite the city’s famous pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872, although thankfully it has been updated somewhat since then. It now features 3,500 colourful creatures including fish, rays, turtles and sharks. This year saw the launch of its new Secrets of the Reef exhibit where you can discover the tropical paradise of a Maldives Reef via a crawl-through tunnel.