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 holding a number of Fragment Sales in the West Pier Centre.  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

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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WPT Study Day 11th June 2020  Patrick Hamilton’s  ‘The West Pier’ followed by tea or cocktails at the Metropole Hotel

Led by Sarah Tobias, WPT is offering its first study day. We will study social, cultural, local and ...
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Brighton’s Hidden Parks and Gardens – 27th February 2020

  Ireland's Royal Brighton Gardens, early 19th century   Our next talk on the 27th February at West ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

Stunning photo of #Brighton's promenade in the 1930s @EveningArgus #Westpier #Brightonseafront ...

Great work @sajahcreations 🙂 #westpier #brighton #crafting #art Digitally Edited Mixed Media Collage by Sarah Harris: 'West Pier Revisited'. I created this artwork for a forthcoming exhibition (currently postponed) at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery themed around the Edwardian painting 'The West Pier, Brighton' by Spencer Gore, a British artist who was part of the Camden artists' group. The original painting showed a view of Hove seafront and the West Pier seen from the balcony of a flat in Brunswick Square, Hove. Many thanks to @daniel5dphoto for modelling as 'the gardener'. X 💗 #collage #collageartist #collageart #collageartwork #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacollage #hove #hoveactually #hoveseafront #brightonartist #westpier #westpierbrighton #starlings #edwardianfashion #edwardian #edwardianstyle #dog #dogs #lgbtq #homelessness ...

We miss meeting you all at the #Westpiercentre for events or to chat about the #pier, but would like to thank you for your continued support and encouragement. As soon as we can, we'll be back, operating as usual. We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you again when the all clear sounds! 🙂 #Brightonbeach #Arches #Westpier ...

Great pic from @jameshanna285
Even the seagulls are keeping their distance #westpier #brightonandhove #seagulloftheday #seagullsofinsta #socialdistancing
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There are some amazing skies these last few days. Take a look at this beautiful #sunset capture by @cahill_paul Brighton Photographer. #brightonphotographer #brightonskies #brightonsunsets #westpier #brightonwestpier ...

Quiz time - what date did construction of West Pier commence by engineer, Eugenius Birch?
#westpierbrighton #brightonwestpier #Engineering #EugeniusBirch #Brightonandhove @Officialwestpiertrust @piersociety #construction @westpiertrust https://www.westpier.co.uk/history/chronology-of-the-west-pier/
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Beautiful, soothing photo of Brighton seafront taken yesterday by Tom Patrick Christensen Shakeshaft
#brightonskies #brightonphotographers #brightonseafront #brightonwestpier #brightonandhove #brightonsbestviews #brighton_ig Thanks Tom👌
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Going through the archives...this was taken by Patrick Ferguson, summer 2002 before the fire and concert hall collapse.
#Archives #BrightonWestPier #WestPierFire #Westpierruin
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The Keep Archives continues its series tracing the history of #Brighton in 100 documents with a photograph of a brass band playing on the West Pier soon after it opened in 1866 #LocalHistory #HoB100 #Seaside #brightonwestpier #TheKeepArchives #BrightonandHove #BrightonHistory #Blackandwhitephotography
@WestPierTrust @PiersSociety What a fabulous photo!
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Amazing starling capture by @louise.yates103 from earlier in the year.
#murmuration #starling #starlings #flocks #brightonwestpier #brightondusk they look like they’re #socialdistancing
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#Brightonseafront #Westpiertrust #KingsRdArches open weekends 11-4.30pm http://ow.ly/EZBy50yPK3d #brightonandhove #brighton ...

Here's a photo from @alex_bamford @bamford_alex Horizon Study. - to brighten up your day.#Brightonseafront #Westpierbrighton #brightonwestpier #stroll #clearyourmind #calmsea #calming #socialdistancing #blueskies #sea #horizon #keepsafe #troubledtimes #Brightonamdhove ...

Fantastic pic from the pod @beatabee73 @BA_i360
#i360 #BrightonsBestViews #sunshine #Brightonbeach #Brightonseafront #westpierbrighton
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Book now for #Westpiertrust #PatrickHamilton Study Day #Brighton led by Sarah Tobias https://mailchi.mp/5e429c024f56/west-pier-study-day ...

Weekend just started #Brighton #brightonlife #Westpier #Wesptiertrust @brighton @brightonupdaily @visit.brighton ...

Bring on the blue! #Brighton #Westpier Great shot @jamiepryerphotography #brightonwestpier @visit.brighton @coolbrighton #magicbrighton @brighton_clicks @brighton @brighton_ig #brightonabdhove ...

What does the #WestPier in #Brighton mean to you? What are your memories? @WestPierTrust To share your #memories and #stories #westpiermemories #brightonmemories please email Rachel at info@westpier.co.uk ...

Beautiful day in Brighton. Looking forward to seeing #murmurations at #sunset #brightonwestpier Brilliant Photo👌: @bamford_alex #starlings #novtomarch #starlingflock #brightonandhove @ba_i360 ...

Wow! Great capture by @cahill_paul #moody #starlings #murmuration #brightonphotographer #brightonwestpier #brightonseafront @ilovebrighton @brighton_clicks @brighton_ig @brightonupdaily @visit.brighton @visitsussex ...