Brighton Fishing Museum

Visiting the Brighton seaside with Gary Gatwick

Stuck at The Airport is in England this week, journeying with Gary Gatwick, the captivating mascot of Gatwick Airport.

Gary has been taking us locations which might be distinctly clean to get to from Gatwick Airport thru the Gatwick Express and the Thameslink trains.

After multiple days in London, we’ve got an afternoon in Brighton, an iconic seashore metropolis with a pebble seashore, an entertainment-stuffed pier, masses of eclectic stores and eating places, and a few unusual museums.

And it turns out that this city that most Americans handiest know from films inclusive of Quadrophenia and The End of the Affair is just a 1/2 hour from Gatwick Airport by using educate.

We raced round town seeking to see and experience everything on our listing but, without a doubt, we’ll want to schedule a complete week to return returned to do it all.

Here’s a sampling of our adventures.

Brighton Palace Pier

Stretching out 1,722 ft, the Victorian-generation Brighton Palace Pier has all of it: ice cream and fish & chips; bars, arcade games galore, a fortune-teller, carousels, and different traditional leisure park rides, such as spinning teacups & the Helter Skelter slide experience.

Brighton Fishing Museum

Brighton turned into a “bustling little fishing village on [England’s] south coast which became transformed into a stylish beach motel,” Brighton’s Seafront Heritage Trust will let you know while you visit the Brighton Fishing Museum. Inside this loose appeal are photos, fishing community artifacts, marine memorabilia, artwork, and greater.

The Royal Pavilion

A core, over-the-top enchantment in Brighton, the Royal Pavilion become once a royal house. Construction began in 1787 in this seashore retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who have become the Prince Regent in 1811, and King George IV in 1820. Over the years it has served other functions, consisting of a stint as a sanatorium during World War I, however now it's been restored to its authentic opulent glory.

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Booth Museum of Natural History

It changed into a actual deal with which will go to the Booth Museum of Natural History, an eclectic Victorian-technology museum full of birds, butterflies, fossils, bones, and taxidermy animals.

The museum changed into based in 1874 by using naturalist and collector Edward Thomas Booth, who became keen on collecting British birds and showing them in herbal habitat settings. He ended up amassing the entirety from birds to bears and at his loss of life had created extra than 300 ‘dioramas’ for displays that reached from floor to ceiling.

The museum remains set up in that style and now could be a repository for a set of more than 525,000 bugs, 50,000 minerals and rocks, 30,000 flora, and hundreds of microscopic slides.

We examine that the museum also has a ‘merman’ in its collection, but on arrival, we have been advised that the ordinary artifact is on a 12 months-lengthy loan to any other museum. So we’ll should come again!