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.


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 holding an online auction of pier artefacts. Every purchase will come 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 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

West Pier Artefacts Auction Live from 25th September

Our eBay auction of West Pier artefacts continues! Our next auction opens on eBay on 25th September 8.15pm finishing ...
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West Pier Artefacts Auction Live from Sunday 9th September for one week only.

    Our eBay auction of West Pier artefacts is creating lots of interest, so we've added two further items. The ...
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Latest TV talks to Rachel Clark

 talks to Rachel Clark, CEO of the West Pier Trust regarding the current auction of artefacts from the ...
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