Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery started life as King George IV’s riding stables. In 1873 the building was converted into a museum and houses one of the most important and eclectic collections outside national institutions.

The galleries display superb collections on themes including Fashion and Style, World Art, Performance, Fine Art, Local History and 20th Century Art & Design. The museum also hosts a temporary exhibition programme.


Learning Sessions

Brighton during World War II 1 hour, onsite, all KS

Fine tune your historical and deduction skills as you help to unravel the identities of four different people living in Brighton during World War II.

Life and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt 1 hour, onsite, KS2

What did the ancient Egyptians believe about the afterlife? Why did the Egyptians mummify their dead and who was mummified? This session uses costumes and props to explore the Ancient Egyptians, their beliefs in the afterlife and the mummification process.

A Hindu Wedding 1 hour, onsite, all KS

There are only three days before Shilpa and Pinakin's wedding and there is still lots to do! Learn how to set up a shrine to pray to Ganesh, the God of beginnings, dance a traditional garba dance and dress up in Indian clothing in this hands on session exploring the rituals associated with a Hindu Wedding. Developed in collaboration with the Hindu Women's Group, Brighton & Hove.

A Party in Nigeria 1 hour, onsite, all KS

Come on a whistle stop journey to Nigeria to take part in a birthday party to learn about food, dress and music. Explore issues of migration and identity.

Local History Talk and Walk with Martha Gunn 1.5 hours, onsite, all KS

Come and meet famous dipper Martha Gunn as she tells you all about Brighton’s history through a slide show and a tour around The Lanes.

Minnie Turner, Life of a Brighton Suffragette, 1.5 hours, onsite, All KS

Come and meet Minnie Turner and learn what life was like in Brighton at the turn of the 20th century when women were campaigning for the vote.

SEN Shadow Puppet Workshop 4 hours, onsite, all KS

Explore the wonder of shadow puppets from around the world in the Performance gallery. A gallery trail and chance to handle shadow puppets leads to a practical and enjoyable design and make session using black card, rods and split pins, then a shadow puppet parade behind a screen.


All of our school session can be adapted for SEN/D schools. Our Learning Asisistant will discuss with you how best to adapt the session to meet the needs of your pupils. When booking please highlight you are a SEN/D school and the contact details of the staff member for us to liaise with.



For more info call 03000 290 903