3 August 2017

Royal Pavilion Garden and war memorial access this weekend

The Royal Pavilion Garden will be closed Friday and Saturday night (4 and 5 August) from 6pm to 7am.

In recent years the garden has sadly attracted an increase in antisocial behaviour overnight during the Pride weekend making it unsafe for people and causing damage to the historic garden and buildings. A partial closure of the Garden around the Royal Pavilion has been in place for the last three years.

The closure, which will be backed with security, will also help organisers manage events in the surrounding area which are being ticketed. 

Royal Pavilion & Museums are proud to have a float in this year’s Pride parade and are marking the 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 in a number of ways. A new exhibition – the Museum of Transology – has just opened in Brighton Museum and in the autumn will be staging a major new exhibition exploring the life and work of 20th century artist Gluck.

The council has also worked with Pride and the Royal British Legion to make sure the Old Steine war memorial is sensitively protected over the weekend when large crowds are expected. Access to the memorial will be restricted during busy periods and at night, whilst allowing people to continue to pay their respects during the day.