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

Talking to the Moon

Talking To The Moon was published in March by Nosy Crow: https://nosycrow.com/product/talking-to-the-moon/ Although listed as being for 8-12 ...
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A message from the Chair: Business … but not as usual!

Members, Friends and Supporters As I write these words, I realise that it is over a month since ...
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WPT Talk March 26th 2020   Ian Gledhill: Magnus Volk & His Amazing Railways

FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT'S ADVICE WE HAVE REGRETTABLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS TALK. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IT AT ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

#brightonwestpier #brighton #brightonandhove #westpierbrighton #sunset #goldenhour #drone #dronephotography #photooftheday #photography @brightonrapture #westpier #westpiertrust ...

Work on the 1115 foot pier, designed by #EugeniusBirch started in 1863. The cost was £30,000 and it opened on October 5th 1866. #Brighton #Westpier #Brighton #Seaside #Summer ...

Put your best foot forward, it's #Monday folks! #Brighton #Westpier #Holidaytime #Summer #HappyMonday #Newweek #NewGoals ...

What a beautiful day it is today here in #Brighton
Great photo of the #BubbleMan @karenclarkphotography
#Brightonbeach #Westpier #WestpierTrust #Sunshine #Summer
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Anyone have any memories of this 1930's fancy goods shop located #Westpier before the steps to the boats? Have you found any #lockdown treasures shedding light on the West Pier’s #Brighton #history? If so we'd love to hear from you... ...

In the Summer of 1995 a group of Squatters took over the West Pier in protest against the Criminal Justice Act '30 More people Homeless' - 'Do You Care' #westpier #squatters #homelessness #brighton #90s #political #photography #brighton @brighton_vibes ...

Love this capture from @joelthorpe ‘10 phases of sunset at West Pier’ Prints available www.joelthorpe.com/prints ...

The #West Pier is the most photographed building in #Brighton. Its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the #seafront #i360 #BrightonsBestViews #staycation
#brightonwestpier #westpier #brightonpier #alwaysinbrighton #visitbrighton #ilovebrighton
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Summer evening 2019. Image from the Brighton Beach Lovers series (2000-2019). (c)Stewart Weir 2018 #westpier #westpierbrighton #brighton #documentingbritain #bw #streetphotography #filmsnotdead @StewartWeir ...

#Westpiercentre #Brighton Open #Weekends 11-4pm Look forward to seeing you. #LocalHistory #Westpier #Seaside #Seafront http://ow.ly/zMic50AzVM7 ...

#Brighton Golden hour from above ☀️ - @JoelThorpe #lovebrighton #Westpier #Westpiertrust #seaside ...

Look at this lovely picture of Fortes Kings Road, #Brighton 1930s #Westpier #Westpiertrust #seafront #seaside #lovebrighton ...

What an amazingly serene shot from @KaiKinsey
#West Pier #Brighton #Beach #Westpiertrust #lovebrighton
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Another great picture of #Brighton #Promettes weighing in at #Westpier 1960 @Brighton&HoveStuff #Westpiertrust #Hove #Seaside #Summer ...

Those were the days! #Concert on the #Westpier #Brighton #Westpiertrust #seaside #lovebrighton ...

#Brighton #Beach #Brightonjetty #Adelaide #SAustralia #Westpier #Brighton @Theresa Hall (Teniche) ...

If you're on #Brighton #seafront this weekend, pop into the #Westpiercentre We're open 11-4pm with Susan Sami's exhibition 'Up in Smoke'. #art #embroidery #westpier #Hove http://ow.ly/VcKm50AoOCm ...

Brilliant shot from @peter_mceachern
WEST PIER, Brighton. #westpier #brighton #piers #urbandecay #urbex #highkey #highkeyphotography #negativespace #metalcarcass #rust #weatherbeaten #algae #derelict
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Wow! @moments_in_reflection
The #Bandstand on #Brighton #Beach #ovebrighton #seaside #Westpier #Westpiertrust
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Captures today.... #rainy day #Brighton #Westpier #Westpiertrust Image: Francesca Pillon ...