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

West Pier Trust Online Talk

Watch The West Pier Trust's second online talk featuring Faye Davies talking with Fred Gray about 'Restoring a ...
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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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The West Pier on Instagram

Lovely @alejezart It's a grey day. But grey is not bad, it defines many of our days and they have qualities of calmness and temperance. #Westpier ...

@andrewgardnr
Sunset snappers in Brighton this evening.
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Amazing #Brighton #Westpier tattoo @danielbettridge @Stevedunford
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Love this! @BrightonMuseums have created some fab online jigsaws using images from their #Brighton collections. You can have a go here! ow.ly/9gVA50DHmld #Westpier ...

The wreckage of the #Westpier #Brighton Concert Hall being removed & taken away for recycling , February 2010. (Image © Fred Gray) ...

#Westpier #Brighton #Monday #Westpiertrust ...

@fleetstsfinest #WestPier 2003 by Roger Bamber. #Brighton’s West Pier, built in 1866 photographed on 26 Feb '03 as it began to collapse into the sea. ...

#Lockdown #Brighton #Seafront #Westpier https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/feb/18/locked-down-in-brighton-in-pictures#img-13 ...

Great illustration @creativedoodah #seaswimming #brighton
'Sea swimming (or swimbling) illustration finished and full of all the textures I see and feel when I’m in the water. My swim family are in there with me. They’ve kept me sane over the last few months and never without a laugh. I’ve kept us almost camouflaged so we are at one with the place we love to be'. #sea
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The sun blows in from the East, the sea and sky collide with the hues of orange, lighting up the skeletal bones of the #WestPier. Gorgeous shot @brighton_vibes ...

It's almost the #weekend & the sun is shining down here in #Brighton ♥️ It's going to be a good one! #Westpier ...

The Golden Spiral: A story of the #WestPier in twenty-four columns https://www.westpier.co.uk/the-golden-spiral/ ...

Gorgeous @Airhead2
#Brighton seafront gloriousness... #WestPier
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The West Pier Trust is committed through #education and #conservation to preserving and celebrating the #history of the #WestPier. Find out more here www.westpier.co.uk #Brighton ...

#Westpier #Foggy #Brighton
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Enjoy your #Brighton #weekend everyone! #Westpier ...

Amazing capture @Glennfoster07
A cold sunset from Brighton beach over the old pier
#ilovebrighton #brighton #brightonpier #landscape #beauty #mothernature #nature #beautifuldestinations #sussex #hove #westpier
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Faye Davies talking with Fred Gray about 'Restoring a #Seaside Jewel: The #WestPier Kiosk Project #Brighton #Westpier http://ow.ly/6dsM50DiurL ...

@murmur_restaurant Last nights sunset was a beauty! #Westpier #Brighton ...

Beautiful @ianscottmassie #Westpier on blue and green
#brighton #westpier #sussex #screenprint #ianscottmassie
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