Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery
19 New Church Road
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex






03000 290900

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In addition Hove Museum & Art Gallery’s key permanent collections of Toys, Film, Local History, Paintings and Contemporary Craft have been redisplayed.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon, Tue & Thu-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 14.00-17.00

Closed: Wed

Admission charges

Free admission

Part of Brighton & Hove Museums' Designated Collection of Decorative Art, which you can also see at Preston Manor, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Brighton Pavilion, is on display here. Please contact Brighton Museums for more information if you wish to see a specific item.

The collections of decorative arts include the Regency furniture and silver-gilt displayed in the Royal Pavilion, the Macquoid furniture at Preston Manor, the Willett Collection of ceramics illustrating popular history, and outstanding holdings of British and European 20th century decorative design and craft.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Fine Art, Film and Media, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Amazing Analogue: How we play photography Brighton Photo Biennial Exhibition

  • 4 October 2014 — 3 March 2015 *on now

Young imaginations take centre stage in an exhibition of inspiring, joyful and curious images.

German photographer Jan von Holleben collaborates with young people from Brighton & Hove and employs perspective, props and a box of
tricks that owes much to the early film pioneers celebrated in Hove Museum’s extraordinary collection.

Exploring a mysterious archive of unidentified slides and negatives, Jan and his young team set out to discover what the strange images might depict, and to construct incredible machines that might help to analyse them.

'Everything is possible [in my work] - we can fly to a distant universe, build machines that can otherwise only be dreamt of, see ghosts, or shrink ourselves to dwarf-size
there are no limits apart from our own responsibilities and skills. This is how we play photography.' Jan von Holleben

This exhibition is a Photoworks and Brighton & Hove Museums co-commission for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Springs, spirals, coils and curves

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015

As Spring arrives, can you find springs, spirals, coils and curves on this Museum Magpie trail?


Free, drop-in

It’s a Spring Thing!

  • 31 March 2015 10:30am-12pm

Use paint, paper, collage and glue to create your Spring picture, bonnet, badge or card. Maybe your creation could be an Easter present!


Free, drop-in