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

Wonderful shot from @Finnhop #brighton #westpier #brightonphotography #seaswimming #outdoorswimming #lovebrighton ...

@onephotoadayforayear
We certainly are #brighton_ig #ilovebrighton #brightonandhove #thisisbrighton #brightonupyourday #brightonlife #visitbrighton #ilovebrighton #onephotoadayforayear #brightonstreets #igersbrighton #day140 #Westpier #seaside
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Love this picture of Mahomed's Steam and Vapour Sea Water Medicated Baths, where patients were treated for muscular ailments with champi and steaming baths. #Brighton 1826 #Brightonseafront ...

Inside the #westpier #Brighton #sussex circa 1982 #35mmfilm @StigEvans ...

Wow! That really is stunning @clarerennieart
#contemporaryart#artinscotland#architecturalinspiration#brighton#britishseaside#brightonandhove#westpier#britishpiers
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Highly recommend this warm, lovely tale from @SEDurrant Listed 8-12yr olds, but all will definitely enjoy this sensitive #Brighton story #Westpier https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/talking-to-the-moon/ ...

@magicbrighton #pierpressure #brighton #hove #westpier #socialdistancing #beach #beachlife ...

Happy Monday everyone #Brighton #Beachhuts #Westpier Bit blowy down on the #seafront today.
Pic by @XCPhotographyUK
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It's a beautiful day here in #Brighton #sunshine #Westpier #seaside 😍 ...

Filmed over several days, the #VEDay celebrations in #Brighton are captured here by an unknown amateur film-maker. The jubilant atmosphere is evident in the many street scenes. #Westpier http://ow.ly/3PvO50zx9cd ...

Don't forget on the 12th May #MassObservation will be collecting day diaries. Any one can participate. Find out more here http://ow.ly/AQLi50zvPiY #Brighton #Westpier ...

A flash back to last year - miss seeing the #deckchairs on the #beach #Brighton #Hove #Westpier @karenclarkphotography ...

#Brighton #Westpier #Seaside #Donkeyrides #beachhuts @seasideferry ...

We are definitely in need of some 'blue' today! #brighton #blue #skies #beach #calm #westpier by irvb #brighton ...

Exercising the dog! 😍
#lockdownfun #lockdown #dogswimming #dogsinthesea #sealovers #brightonseafront #socialdistancing #Westpier #Brighton Pic: @anurag.srivastava2018
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No respect whatsoever! 😍 #Brighton #socialdistancing #westpier #lockdown Image @Manus McGrogan‎ ...

@finnhop Looks amazing from a different angle.
#brighton #westpier #seaswimming #outdoorswimming #brightonphotography
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@TheKeepArchives transporting us to the #seaside, with their fab pic from @brightonargus archive, c1930 #StayHome #Brighton #Photography #Westpier ...

Missing the seafront? We are! #Brighton #Westpier #Seafront #Seaside Here's a pic from the 1970s 🙂 @OldieMagazine ...

@alejezart hard at work on the #Westpier #Brighton #Art ...