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.

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

AGM – West Pier Trust

WPT’s 2021 AGM will be held via Zoom, 6.30pm on Thursday 25th November. Details have been emailed to ...
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ALONG THE SEAFRONT, Celebrating Brighton & Hove’s Architecture

This exhibition is to celebrate the architectural jewels found along or near Brighton and Hove’s seafront. The artist, ...
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West Pier Walk & Talk

  See our beautiful West Pier through the eyes of an expert with a 30 minute walking tour ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

Promenading on the #Westpier 1930s #Brighton ♥️ ...

This view of the #Brighton #Aquarium in 1905. #Snow #Seafront #Winter #Weather Great pic from @BrightonPast ...

Thursdays is art residency day. 11am to 5pm @alejezart at #WestPierCentre #Brighton. Come along and meet him and watch him as he works. www.alejez.com #alejez #alejezart #westpier #westpiertrust ...

Thursdays is @alejezart art residency day. 11am to 5pm #WestPierCentre. open to visitors. See work on new art pieces. Come and learn about the exciting project of reinstating one of the original West Pier kiosks in the square in front of the centre. Also exhibition of beautiful prints by @linescapes and some iconic photographs by @bamford_alex.
#alejez #alejezart #westpier #westpiertrust #Brighton
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Remember this? #summer
The Snapshot #brighton #sussex #coast #coastline #beach #shore #seaside #westpier #sea #seafront #architecture #westpier #beach #pebbles #leadinglines #vanishingpoint #bluesky #clouds Pic @justin.hill2
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Rose Jones 🕷️ Woman@Airhead2
Stunning West Pier #westpier #brighton #sunset
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ALONG THE SEAFRONT, Celebrating #Brighton & #Hove’s #Architecture #Westpiercentre https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...

Lovely to see the #Starlings back for the winter. A stunning sight #murmurations #starlingsroost #westpier @eyejewels ...

Damaged #WestPier #Brighton storm 1897, debris and onlookers can be seen on the beach. ...

Beautiful #XMAS #Gifts & Cards for sale at #Westpiercentre #Westpier as part of the Along the Seafront exhibition https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...

Ooh beautiful! #Pieroftheyear ❤️ https://piers.org.uk/pier-of-the-year/ ...

#Gifts for sale as part of the Along the Seafront exhibition at the #Westpiercentre. As well as prints you can also buy #Brighton-themed placemats, coasters and cards. #exhibition #brightonexhibition #westpier #westpiertrust https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...

Great picture of #WestPier #Brighton 1872 😍 ...

#West Pier #Brighton, taken soon before it was closed to the public in 1975 ...

Jan 2003 #Westpier #Brighton shortly after the collapse of the Concert Hall. ...

🤣 @Alex Bamford Has anyone noticed that the West Pier is getting smaller? #brighton #westpier 🤣 ...

#Westpier in all its glory! #Brighton 😍 ...

@Linescapes mugs looking good on display at #WestPier Centre. #brightonmug #brightongift #brightonlandmarks #brightonillustration #Xmas #gifts www.westpier.co.uk ...

Beautiful! benjamesphotography.co.uk #Westpier #Brighton #visitbrighton #Westpiertrust ...

1910 Railway Poster Extolling #Brighton’s Seafront, the ‘Finest in the World’ #Westpier ...