Local history sites for Brighton & Hove

Booth Museum
All about birds, butterflies, fossils, and bones, the Booth Museum displays an A to Z of the natural world – from Ants to Zebras, Azaleas to Zooplankton!

Brighton Fishing Museum
Hundreds of pictures and artefacts, together with a 27 foot clinker built punt boat, the traditional Sussex fishing boat.

Brighton Toy and Model Museum
Guest collections and a core collection of over ten thousand items densely packed into a set of Victorian cellars covering four thousand square feet.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in.

Foredown Tower
This converted Edwardian water tower is famous for housing the largest Camera Obscura in the South East.

Hove Museum
A family friendly museum with one of the finest craft collections in the UK.

West Blatchington Windmill
Discover how grain is turned into flour in a traditional windmill, and explore a fascinating display of historical milling and agriculture exhibits.

The Keep
A purpose built archive and historical resource centre which stores, conserves and gives the public access to the records of its three managing partners: The East Sussex Record Office, The University of Sussex Special Collections, and the Royal Pavilion and Museums Local History Collections.

Hove Civic Society 
Stimulate community interest in Hove and its surroundings, encourage high standards of architecture, town planning and the conservation of buildings of historical interest.

The Brighton Society
Concerned with both the aesthetic and social issues involved in town planning.

The Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace
A residents' association that aims to preserve and improve the area and arranges social activities.

The Kemptown Society
The conservation of the Kemptown Estate and a social forum for its members.

Montpelier & Clifton Hill Society
To protect our conservation area from unwelcome developments.

The Regency Society
Encourages excellence in conservation, planning, design and construction in Brighton & Hove.

Sussex Family History Group
For all those interested in family history and genealogical research in Sussex, England.

Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society
As they say, …the study of the working life of past generations through the physical and documentary evidence that they left behind.