Brighton Fishing Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The story starts with Brighthelmstone, as Brighton was known in the 18th century, and the museum tells the tale of how this little fishing town was transformed into a fashionable resort, popularized by the Prince Regent and his court circle.
With the coming of fashionable society, and, later, holidaymakers, fishermen began to turn their hand to pleasure-boating, offering visitors boat hire in addition to their regular fishing activities.
A new exhibition tells the story of Brighton's famous West Pier, from its planning and building to its heyday as a visitor attraction. Pieces of the old pier are on display.
About Brighton Fishing Museum
Address: 201 King's Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN1 1NB
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Located on the seafront. Small parking area, with paid parking nearby.
Website: Brighton Fishing Museum
Photo Credit: N Chadwick, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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