The Royal Collection Returns to Brighton

A Prince’s Treasure: From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion

On until Autumn 2021

Due to the current refurbishment of Buckingham Palace, a group of 120 objects from the Royal Collection are now on loan to Brighton Pavilion. All these objects were acquired by the visionary Prince Regent (later George IV), who turned the pavilion into an exotic chinoiserie extravagance. Now the Chinese and chinoiserie objects are re-united in their previous setting, the pavilion once again looks as it did before everything was removed by Queen Victoria in 1847. A great deal of the objects and decorative elements from Brighton, were later repurposed by Queen Victoria when Buckingham Palace was enlarged.