Brighton's West Pier

For almost a century and a half the West Pier has been Britain’s most iconic pier. Renowned for its wonderful architectural style, it has been visited and enjoyed by millions. Even today with its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the seafront, the West Pier is still the most photographed building in Brighton.

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Calling all West Pier lovers! Help fund the restoration of the sole surviving complete West Pier building.

We are restoring and reconstructing an original octagonal 1866 West Pier kiosk to reinstate on Brighton seafront close to its original site and just outside West Pier Centre.

This exquisite structure will be the oldest pier building in the world and will complete the West Pier Piazza that celebrates Eugenius Birch’s masterpiece. It will be open for the public to enjoy but also repurposed as an innovative learning and activity centre.

To raise funds, we are selling West Pier fragments and artefacts. Every item comes with a certificate of authenticity. As these pieces date back to 1866 or soon after, inevitably they show signs of wear and may not be completely perfect. Please get in touch if you would like to own a piece of Brighton’s history and contribute towards the restoration of this important building.

Please help us return this masterpiece to Brighton seafront in exchange for buying a unique piece of the finest pier ever built.

celebrating the past

The West Pier Trust is committed through education and conservation to preserving and celebrating the history of the West Pier.

managing the present

The West Pier Trust is responsible for the remains of the pier and the administration of the site.

planning the future

The West Pier Trust is investigating the creation of  a new contemporary West Pier for Brighton which complements and enhances the character of the city.

West Pier News

Flea-Pits & Picture Palaces 28/7/22

Flea-Pits & Picture Palaces: The history of cinema-going in Brighton & Hove The fascinating history and expansion of cinema and cinema-going from the early pioneers who ...
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Quiet Corners of the Sussex Coast – 26th May 6-7 pm

A talk by Geoffrey Mead at the West Pier Centre 'Quiet Corners of the Sussex Coast' looks at aspects of the physical and human landscapes of ...
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Reporting the West Pier Fires – 16th June 2022

Book today for Paul Caruana Galizia’s Talk following his fascinating investigation for Tortoise Media into the arson attacks on the West Pier. The West Pier fires ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

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#Brighton #swimming club in the 19th Century! Men who wanted to join paid an entrance fee of one shilling and a weekly subscription of two pence (2d) a week. 😎 ...

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Quiet Corners of the #Sussex Coast - 26th May 6-7pm Book now! https://www.westpier.co.uk/events/ ...

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The heat is on #Brighton. We're cracking out the sunglasses today! 😎 #Westpier ...

Book now! Fleapits & #Picturepalaces #movies #cinema #Brighton #Hove https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flea-pits-picture-palaces-the-history-of-cinema-going-in-brighton-hove-tickets-329800120037?aff=ebdssbdestsearch ...

Flea Pits and Picture Palaces The history of #cinema-going in #Brighton & #Hove https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flea-pits-picture-palaces-the-history-of-cinema-going-in-brighton-hove-tickets-329800120037 ...

Reporting the #Westpier fires - Book now! #Brighton #piers https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reporting-the-west-pier-fires-tickets-315334723647 ...

Looks good! #Brighton Beach/#WestPier - FREE Public Group Meditation in front of West Pier https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bodhisattvakmc/683949?fbclid=IwAR0dC_XoCyEOgDDTpwyvl_8Zhl5v3mX7blVBqvU7F_nTAuGuMaWeOcZ3oGM ...

Quiet Corners of the Sussex Coast - 26th May 6-7 pm
A talk by Geoffrey Mead at the West Pier Centre https://www.westpier.co.uk/events/
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Quiet Corners of the Sussex Coast - 26th May 6-7 pm
A talk by Geoffrey Mead at the West Pier Centre https://www.westpier.co.uk/events/
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Reporting the West Pier Fires – 16th June 2022 https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/reporting-the-west-pier-fires/ 😍 ...

Till 4th July #Westpiertrust & members of #art cooperative #StudioGreenhouse, have put together an art show at #Westpiercentre https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/seaside-art-studio-greenhouse-2022/ #Sussexartists #Brighton Look forward to seeing you! ...

#WestPier #PatrickHamilton Study Day - book now! http://ow.ly/qYQy50IPyCG #Sheringham #Hove #Brighton #Hassocks #London #Metropole ...

Book now! Reporting the #WestPier Fires https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reporting-the-west-pier-fires-tickets-315334723647 ...