The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city's cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in. If you are interested in the great outdoors you will find a great selection of Museums on offer In West Sussex for your Group. Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Take a ride around the Museum on the narrow-gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, roadsteam engines, radio and TV exhibition, stationary engines and more.
The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners, wheelwrights and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and numerous picnic areas. Or Journey to the South Downs heritage centre where you can discover the vanished rural crafts of Sussex. The South Downs Heritage Centre displays a wide range of fascinating exhibits such as the blacksmith and wheelwright. Vintage ploughs and other rural antiquities give an insight into days gone by.
The heritage garden displays herbs, vegetables and flowers grown by rural households from Roman to Victorian times. Explore the garden centre with almost everything you can imagine for your garden and a gift shop full of unusual gifts and collectables. All areas are designed to be fully accessible for wheelchair users. Relax in the Olive tree Café overlooking the Heritage Garden. The British Tea Museum, Hastings, Sussex A real ‘experience’ as well as a museum, the British Tea Museum allows guests to dress up as Victorians and discover the social history of British tea drinking and etiquette through exhibits followed by a 90 minute teatime masterclass.
The British Tea Museum is also available to hire as a venue for special occasions, with seating for up to 75 people.