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 and reconstructing an original octagonal 1866 West Pier kiosk to reinstate on Brighton seafront close to its original site and just outside West Pier Centre.

This exquisite structure will be the oldest pier building in the world and will complete the West Pier Piazza that celebrates Eugenius Birch’s masterpiece. It will be open for the public to enjoy but also repurposed as an innovative learning and activity 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.

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 Memories

The Centre recently hosted its first afternoon session for those living with Dementia and their carers from DMob and Cornerstones, two locally-based monthly peer support groups. “We were there for a ...
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Wild Coast Sussex – A talk by Nikki Hills, Wild Coast Sussex Project Manager, Sussex Wildlife Trust. 22/9/22

This talk on 22nd September 2022 takes a dive underwater along the Sussex coast to discover the wonderful marine wildlife hidden beneath the waves, encountering cuttlefish, ...
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West Pier Walk & Talk July – September 2022

Anyone who fancies stretching their legs as well as seeing our beautiful Pier through the eyes of an expert will want to take part in one of ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

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Beautiful! #Westpier #Brighton

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The #WestPier – An evening of #art and #poetry
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Described by #GrahamGreene as “the best book written about #Brighton” #WestPier is a splendid evocation of the city between the wars, & an introduction to psychopathic swindler Ralph Ernest Gorse. #PatrickHamilton Study Day http://ow.ly/h3Xg50JJr28 ...

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Love this poster celebrating the extraordinary Daddy LongLegs, @the_keep_archives launched in the 1890s by Magnus Volk. #Brighton #Rottingdean ...

Study day at #WestPier Centre. An exciting & unusual event #PatrickHamilton’s “The West Pier” followed by tea or cocktails at the Metropole. http://ow.ly/RXMo50JFrqt ...

Still a few tickets let for our next talk on: Flea-Pits & Picture Palaces: The history of #cinema-going in #Brighton & #Hove http://ow.ly/Pq8C50JEt3h ...

Coming soon “Back Beside the #Seaside’ 6 Sundays on the #Piazza #Brighton #West Pier starting July 24th; a linked roadshow presenting a season of seafront entertainers whose work reflects novelties pictured on postcards from the past. ...

Fancy stretching your legs as well as seeing our beautiful #Pier through the eyes of an expert? Book today for one of our Walk & Talk sessions #Brighton http://ow.ly/hUxN50JzV0g ...

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Today's definitely calling for this! Mics on! Florrie Forde 'I do like to be beside the seaside' https://youtu.be/KPQ3cpn-Unc #Brighton #Hove #Sunshine #Heatwave #Summer ...

Book now: Flea-Pits & Picture Palaces: The history of #cinema-going in #Brighton & #Hove http://ow.ly/Ig0050JwMVM ...

Book now Patrick Hamilton's, 'The West Pier' - A Study Day. #Westpier #Brighton http://ow.ly/PB9r50Jui3m ...

Reporting the #Westpier Fires. Book today for Paul Caruana Galizia’s Talk following his fascinating investigation for #TortoiseMedia into the #arson attacks on the West Pier #Brighton http://ow.ly/ewox50JshM4 ...

Back Beside the Seaside 7th July – 18th August 2022 #Brighton http://ow.ly/20NI50JrgLz ...

Anyone who fancies stretching their legs as well as seeing our beautiful #WestPier through the eyes of an expert will want to take part in one of our #Walk&Talk sessions in July, August and September. http://ow.ly/SlQW50Jqk8B ...

A perfect day today in #Brighton 😎 ☀️
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#PatrickHamilton #Westpier A Study Day - Book here: http://ow.ly/whJu50Jio31 #Brighton ...

Quiet Corners of the #Sussex Coast, a talk with Geoffrey Mead on Thurs 26h May #Brighton
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