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.

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

AGM – West Pier Trust

WPT’s 2021 AGM will be held via Zoom, 6.30pm on Thursday 25th November. Details have been emailed to ...
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ALONG THE SEAFRONT, Celebrating Brighton & Hove’s Architecture

This exhibition is to celebrate the architectural jewels found along or near Brighton and Hove’s seafront. The artist, ...
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West Pier Walk & Talk

  See our beautiful West Pier through the eyes of an expert with a 30 minute walking tour ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

Exciting news! From October 20 @linescapes Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca, will be @ #WestPierTrust every Wednesday - #Artist in Residence + #exhibition - Along the Seafront: Celebrating #Brighton & #Hove #Architecture’ Come along, view the exhibition & meet Amalia - 11 am - 5pm #westpiertrust #westpier #artistinresidence #brightonartist #brightonarchitecture #brightonexhibition #brightonartshow #brightonillustrator #architecturalart #architecturalilustration #architecture #hovearchitecture #architecturaldrawing ...

@OhHelloColin
Beautiful sunset.
#Brighton #Sunset #WestPier #Photography
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Jem Panufnik at Hotel Pelirocco #Brighton https://www.visitbrighton.com/whats-on/jem-panufnik-at-hotel-pelirocco-p1935381?fbclid=IwAR05pXGdg0n85HMIWVDZzd3HONs557BgaFkIjoL7s87nsosQZF83LY9Inmk ...

#Brighton front early 1900's but still recognisable today! #Westpier #Westpiertrust ...

Absolutely stunning! @monty772011
😀#West Pier, Brighton. October 2021 #Sunset #Westpier #Nofilter
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A gorgeous shot from @simondackpix
to start the week..Low Tide walk in #Brighton early this morning #Westpier
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This #weekend..Don't miss ALONG THE #SEAFRONT, Celebrating #Brighton & #Hove #Architecture https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ #westpiercentre ...

Cormorants on the #Westpier #Brighton 🙂 Great photo Thx @PKBook22 ...

#Brighton #Westpier shortly before its closure in 1975 www.westpier.co.uk ...

#Brighton #WestPier Orchestra, pictured in 1905 ...

A wet day at #Brighton by Norman Janes, Sussex 1947 ...

Feeling a bit like this today? It's nearly the #weekend #Brighton!
A couple sleeping on the #Beach #Westpier in 1959. 💤
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Group of #delegates at the annual #TradesUnionCongress (TUC) conference exercising on #Brighton #beach, 1933.

#LabourParty #Conference #Labourconference21 #UKLabour #Westpier #Westpiertrust
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1939 #Wespier #Brighton #Seafront ...

This #weekend #Westpiercentre Exhibition to celebrate the architectural jewels found along or near #Brighton and #Hove’s seafront. #Art #Architecture #Exhibition https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/?fbclid=IwAR2_CyIhoWKEACrosPQAqnC7cNSrHZ0tmzwNpsYf0X5JF0s4poaJkmPvU6Y ...

#Brighton #WestPier and Metropole in late 19th-early 20th century ...

ALONG THE SEAFRONT, Celebrating Brighton & Hove’s #Architecture #Exhibition #Westpiercentre https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...

#Pier to Pier #Exhibition & #Talk
Celebrating #Brighton and #Hove’s Architecture http://www.homewardboundfestival.com/talk/pier-to-pier-celebrating-brighton-and-hoves-architecture-exhibition-talk/ #Westpiercentre
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Public consultation on #Hove #seafront green spaces.
Closes 3rd Oct https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/business/kingsway-to-the-sea/consult_view/
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ALONG THE SEAFRONT, #Exhibition celebrating #Brighton & #Hove’s #Architecture this weekend #Art #Westpier https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...