Hove Museum and Art Gallery

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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 Magical Machines of Rowland Emett

  • 2 May — 6 November 2015 *on now

Quirky automata, magical mechanical contraptions from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and fabulous flying machines are among the whimsical and wonderful inventions of Rowland Emett (1906-1990).

The Exploratory Lunacycle has brought its moon rock samples to Hove Museum and the Humbug Major is thinking of sweets
The Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper is cleaning in the Royal Pavilion
The Featherstone Kite Flying Machine has swooped into Brighton Museum
The Ornithologist is busy at the Booth Museum
and at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft The Fairway Birdie is playing golf.

In collaboration with The Rowland Emett Society

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Check our website for admission information



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.

Here comes the summer

  • 11 August 2015
  • 18 August 2015
  • 25 August 2015

Drop in to one of our summer fun workshops. Create a picture or pattern using objects in the museum to inspire you or build your own magical machine or crazy contraption.

Session runs at 10:30 and 13:30

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£5, members, residents Free, book in advance. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri), in person at any of our venues, or online at www.brightonmuseums.org.uk. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have any queries.

A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events.
Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event
may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.



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






03000 290900

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.