Information - Sake Dean Mahomed mini-exhibition

Sake Dean Mahomed mini-exhibition
Event Date
Thursday 6th September
Event Times

The Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square   
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex

Brighton and Hove Black History Group present a poster exhibition telling the story of Sake Dean Mahomed (1759-1851). Mahomed grew up in India and served in the East India Company Bengal Army as a trainee surgeon. At age 25, he immigrated to Ireland in 1786, where he wrote and published his book, entitled 'The Travels of Dean Mahomet'- becoming the first Indian to write a book in English. Sake Dean Mahomed moved to London, where he opened the first Indian take away restaurant in England - the Hindustani Coffee House. Then, in 1814, Dean and Jane, his Irish wife, moved to Brighton and opened the first shampooing vapour masseur bath in England. He described the treatment in a local paper as 'The Indian Medicated Vapour Bath, a cure to many diseases …'. Both King George IV and William IV appointed him as their shampooing surgeon in Brighton. Mahomed’s Bath stood on the site now occupied by the Queen's Hotel, Brighton.

The Regency Town House is located in the middle of the east wing of Brunswick Square.
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Nearby NCP car parks and limited (paid) on-street parking.

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