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

Pier Views: West Pier Trust Online Talks

Two Centuries of Walking on Water: Fred Gray and Michael Farthing in conversation about Fred’s new book The Architecture of ...
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SHORELINE Exhibition at West Pier Centre

Opening at the West Pier Centre in September is a new solo exhibition by photographer, John Brockliss. Featuring ...
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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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The West Pier on Instagram

Lovely shot on her morning walk from @peelmrs
#hove #brighton #westpier
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Who remembers the #Brighton #Promettes City guides who promenaded the #seafront to offer advice, directions and assistance to visiting tourists? http://ow.ly/hQ8S50CoZkW ...

The #WestPierTrust is committed through education and conservation to preserving and celebrating the history of the
#West Pier #Brighton Find out more & to join http://ow.ly/3OYh50Cmztq
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Our gorgeous city in the sunshine from
@mrsbutlerbrighton
#i360 #BrightonsBestViews #brightonbeach #visitbrighton #brighton #beach #break #stayhere #staybeautiful #Sunday #SundayVibes #SundayFunday #ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside
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Opened in 1866 #Brighton #Westpier was designed & engineered by #EugeniusBirch to attract visitors and survive in the hostile environment of the #seashore. http://ow.ly/FE6T50CivCL ...

Gorgeous photo @brightonphotographs
✨A Masterpiece ✨ Credit:- @yellowboksmedia 🏆 #Westpier #Brighton #Hove #Seaside #Westpiertrust
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#Photoworks organisation with a national remit for #photography in England, has partnered with @ropetackleart @mcsuk to work with #WestSussex students/teachers to produce an online exhibition about pollution in the #sea and coast. http://ow.ly/pwa850CfgIP ...

Following Government advice #TheWestPierCentre will be closed from 5 November. Please check our website for updates, online talks & news http://ow.ly/VQCP50Cbc3g
We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it's safe to do so. 😊 #Westpier #Brighton
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@rampionvisitorcentre Dave Skeleton takes one last longing look at the #WestPier from the visitor centre doorway. Dave is going away until next Halloween #Brighton #seaside ...

@rampionvisitorcentre Dave Skeleton takes one last longing look at the #WestPier from the visitor centre doorway. Dave is going away until next Halloween #Brighton #seaside ...

Two Centuries of Walking on Water: Fred Gray and Michael Farthing in conversation about Fred’s new book The Architecture of British #Seaside #Piers. http://ow.ly/dFeN50C8YnF ...

#Brighton #WestpierCentre #photographic #exhibition Free Entry Sat/Sun 11.00 -4.30 Look forward to seeing you down on the #seafront. http://ow.ly/ZjdG50C708Y ...

Fabulous shot @ollieviatravel #Westpier #brighton #brightonbeach #hove ...

What are you all up to today on this very wet day in #Brighton #Westpier #Seafront #Autumn #weather ©Hugo Michiels/LNP ...

What are you all up to today on this very wet day in #Brighton ?#Westpier #seafront #weather #autumn ...

Loving this #Westpier #Brighton #Starlings #Tattoo
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Brighton West Pier with murmuration for Jenni @jennilucy444 🐦 by @ninareymondtattoo
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Landscape Photographer of the Year: Stunning photos show scenes across the UK including #Brighton #Starlings #Westpier http://ow.ly/XTYD50BZtE6 ...

Landscape #Photographer of the Year: Stunning photos show scenes across the UK http://ow.ly/H1Mi50BZty4 #Brighton #Westpier #Starlings ...

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Stunning photos show scenes across the UK including #Brighton #Starlings #Westpier http://ow.ly/H5gZ50BZtqe ...

The #WestPier image used to sell #Brighton, early 20th century Image #Royal Pavilion & #Museums, #Brighton #Hove ...