Local history

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery offers two local history galleries: Exploring Brighton and Images of Brighton draw a fascinating picture of the city from its early days to the present, featuring fashionable society and Regency architecture, the piers and the beach. They show Brighton as a place not only to visit, but a city in which to live and work and above all enjoy.

The Keep holds an extensive range of material for the study of Brighton's history and culture.

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War (WW1). For this we are working closely with a wide range of local organisations to develop a four year programme of events. Find out more about the events on the First World War page.

Explore the many and diverse local histories of Brighton & Hove. Visit the links below to find out more.

Please email us at localhistory@brighton-hove.gov.uk to add your piece of local history to these pages.