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 an original octagonal 1866 pier kiosk to reinstate on Brighton seafront close to its original site. This exquisite structure will be the oldest pier building in the world and the UK’s first seaside learning 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.

A message from the Chair: Business … but not as usual!

Read the message from the Chair of the West Pier Trust, Michael Farthing, about our response to the coronavirus crisis and our plans to restore and rebuild our treasured and unique West Pier Kiosk.

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

Brighton Artist Residency at West Pier Centre

Great news! Brighton Artist Alej ez will be in residence every Thursday at the WestPier Centre on the ...
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SHORELINE Exhibition at West Pier Centre Reopens

Solo exhibition, Shoreline by photographer John Brockliss reopens on 17th April 2021. Featuring over 30 original colour and ...
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Online Talk  Brighton before the Pavilion with Geoffrey Mead

Brighton before the Pavilion looks at aspects of the town that were important before the arrival of the ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

For all you #Brighton #Seaswimmers #Artists #Artistsresidency #Brighton #Artist @alejezart in residence Thursdays @ #WestPierCentre #seafront from 15th April. Come anytime 11-5pm meet him as he creates art prints & drawings with themes of Brighton & #Hove #sea #West Pier @alejezart #Alejezart alejez.com #welovebrighton #coolbrighton ...

@brocklissphoto The Shoreline Exhibition re-opens #Brighton #WestPier Centre Sat -Sun 11.00-5.00 til 23/5 Featuring over 30 original colour & monochrome marine landscape photographs www.johnbrockliss.com @CoolBrighton @Viva_Brighton @HoveArts @on_landscape @WeLoveBrighton ...

#Artistsresidency #Brighton #Artist @alejezart in residence Thursdays @ #WestPierCentre #seafront from 15th April. Come anytime 11-5pm Meet him as he creates art prints & drawings with themes of Brighton & #Hove #sea #West Pier @alejezart #Alejezart alejez.com ...

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Great news! Brighton Artist @alejezart will be in residency every Thursday at the #WestPier Centre starting 15th April. Come along anytime between 11-5pm and meet Alej ez as he creates art prints and drawings with the theme of Brighton & Hove, the sea and the West Pier. Find out what inspires him and watch him at work https://alejez.com www.Westpier.co.uk Instagram @alejezart

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Amazing! It's #snowing in #Brighton 🤣 😂 #WestPier

Loving this Image from another cold snap by Coleen Slater Photography.
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A beautiful sketch from @alejezart for those of you who have been swimming in the sea this winter and early spring. Equipped with #woollyhats #neoprene #gloves and #shoes. Bravo! #Westpier #Brighton ...

We're delighted to announce that the #WestPierCentre on the #seafront will open again at the weekends 11-5pm from next week. Hurrah! Looking forward to seeing you. 103-105 King’s Road Arches #Brighton, BN12FN ...

Glorious! #Brighton #Seafront #Sunshine @BettyBerlinsky ...

Please don't paddle board, kayak or swim near the #WestPier #Brighton Underwater dangers. Respect the buoys https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/west-pier-ruin-danger-warning/
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Magnificent capture by @bradleymoonphotography this week. #brighton has experienced some amazing sunsets and low tides recently. #brightonandhove #brightonwestpier #westpierbrightonphotograph #brightonsbestviews #streetphotographybrighton #brightonsunsets #brightonsummer #brightonphotography ...

Gorgeous golden low tide @brightonthing
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Gorgeous gold lowlife at #Westpier #Brighton @brightonthing ...

What a lovely day! The deckchairs are out. #brightonseafront #brightonandhove ...

The opening of the #Westpier in #Brighton 1866 ...

A moment of reflection @RobinWhitead Beautiful #Brighton shot #Westpier ...

Beautiful shot from @andy.gardner.photography Big ol' sun #Westpier #Brighton ...

Beautiful day on #brightonandhove seafront today and artists continue to be inspired by #westpierbrighton @sharonmaskery ‘something a little different...’ we love the colours Sharon👌 ...

Listen to our online talk #Brighton before the #Pavilion with #Geoffrey Mead https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/online-talk-brighton-before-the-pavilion-with-geoffrey-mead/?swcfpc=1 ...