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Fishing Museum

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201 Kings Road Arches | Lower Promenade, Brighton BN1 1NB, England
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All reviews free entry swimming club worth a visit huge boat interesting information west pier lots of history all ages boats arches donation artifacts seafront video photographs importance marine
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to locate in the arches, close to the pier, this is a great museum which gives lots of information about the fishing ports along the coast. The old photos were fascinating to look at.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I'd stayed longer, but too darn cold. Lots of history here and tells a lot about the history of Brighton and the change from a Fishermans place to something else.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SandraAB159
Reviewed 29 November 2018

From the road all you can see are a few huts and boats on the Beach, but if you go down to the beach you find the museum is in the arches under the road. It is a typical small-town museum, lots of photographs and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This is a very small museum made up of several restored boats as well as photographs and other memorabilia from the time when every port of any size had its own fishing fleet. It's a reminder of the importance of the fishing industry during a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SSN13
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a small museum on the seafront – free entrance but donations encouraged – dominated by the Sussex Maid - a wooden fishing boat that you wonder how it got there – charts the rise and fall of fishing in Brighton – loss of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Very small museum but it does take you back in time . It makes you realise how dofficult it was to be a fisherman and we do owe so much to those people that lost their lives.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jan L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A lovely little museum and was free again it made up for our stay in the Horizon Hotel. The museum had lots of different bits and bobs, lovely boats and other items.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cullen R
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Found this on the seafront area as we were walking to the pier, great to see a little collection like this together and although it didn't tell a story as such it was still good to see all this in one place. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rich J
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Local interest but a bit too small to provide anything other then a minor diversion. Not much fun for the kids they get bored easily I gues.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rileypete220
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Just a few fishing tools uncleaned and bad smelling. No fees required just a small donation if you would like the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cornelia W
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