This 19th century palace with its exotic Chinese and Indian style is a must to visit. See how royalty lived as you walk around an impressive Banqueting Room where George IV entertained his courtiers and fashionable society guests.
Take a stroll to an innovative and well-designed kitchen and imagine cooks and servants preparing seventy different dishes for lengthy banquets, and be amazed with the oriental feel of the kitchen. You will also see four impressive cast-iron columns with spectacular copper palm leaves which support the roof. George IV often escorted his guests around the kitchen to show off his ‘new’ kitchen facilities, such as the latest steam heating technology, impressive ventilation and illumination systems and much more.
You can also wander through the delightful Music Room, the Saloon, and the King’s Apartment, with its elegant French and English décor, and Queen Victoria’s Apartment, which includes the Queen’s bedroom, the Maid’s room and the closet.
On site, you can also visit the Indian Military Hospital Gallery and learn how the Royal Pavilion was used as a hospital for troops from the Indian Corps who were wounded during World War 1.
There is so much to see here, you will be kept occupied for hours, and you can enjoy refreshments in the Royal Pavilion Tea Room.
Facilities: No on-site parking
Opening Times: October to March: 10am–5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm)
April to September: 9.30am–5.45pm (last tickets at 5pm)
Costs: See website for admission costs: http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/visiting/admission-charges/
Photo Credits: © Copyright Royal Pavilion
For further information please visit: http://www.brightonmuseums.org.uk