Brighton Fishing Museum

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The main museum arch is the focal point of Brighton's fishing quarter. It contains a 27ft beach boat, prints, photographs and memorabilia of Brighton seafront life from the Regency days to the post-war boom in pleasure boat operations. A computer archive is also available which can be consulted for more information about the local fishing and boating fraternity. The museum also operates a 12-seater passenger boat, Skylark, off the beach in fair weather during the summer months. There are also two shellfish stalls, a smokehouse and a smoked fish shop are adjacent to the Museum.

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Opening hours

Open daily 1000-1700

Admission charges

Admission free.

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Meet Mr Punch at the Brighton Fishing Museum

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

Journey with us into the rich history of Brighton’s Fishing Community. Discover a Brighton of the past: a bustling little fishing village on the south coast which was transformed into a fashionable seaside resort. Visit our Seaside Gallery which takes you through other aspects of the Brighton story: the Seafront, the West Pier, Brighton Swimming Club and Punch and Judy. The Brighton Fishing Museum traces the unique story of the fishing community in Brighton, captured in a wealth of film, photography, paintings and memorabilia of Brighton seafront life.

For Heritage Open Days 2015 visit our temporary exhibition in our Education Room. 'Meet Mr. Punch' featuring puppets and posters from our collection not usually on display.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Brighton Fishing Museum
201 King's Road Arches
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex



01273 723064

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