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

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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Attenborough and West Pier together again

The Attenborough family name is to be associated with Brighton’s iconic West Pier once again, 52 years after ...
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The West Pier on Instagram

#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/ ...

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

Lucky guests of @HotelPelirocco were swimming when these beautiful swans flew overhead & settled by the #WestPier #brighton #nevernormalbrighton

Photo credit: Greg Cook captured this rare moment on Brighton Skies
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The #WestPierCentre will be a venue in the Homeward Bound Festival October 2 and 3. We will be hosting talks at 2pm and 4pm each day by a local historian who will reveal the stories behind the buildings in our current exhibition. The Festival takes place at sites along The Living Coast between #Shoreham and #Newhaven. A celebration of fishing and maritime industries, as well as the region’s rich folk music tradition and ocean-bound cultural heritage. As well as hot mackerel sandwiches and sea shanties, there will be events including talks, exhibitions, live music and nature walks.

The Living Coast is a UNESCO World Biosphere Region that stretches between the River Adur and the River Ouse in Sussex. http://www.homewardboundfestival.com @homewardbound
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OOOh! #Westpier #Brighton
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ALONG THE SEAFRONT, Celebrating #Brighton & #Hove’s #Architecture #Art #Exhibition https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...

West side of the #WestPier #Brighton Thx you @FinnHop 😍 ...

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Superb etchings of #Brighton 1890 from Colonel Robert Goff (1837-1922), former Coldstream Guard who lived at 15 #AdelaideCrescent #Hove
The #chainpier, steamboat docking at the #WestPier and fishermen drying their nets on the beach (ACC10828) @TheKeepArchives @The_Keep_Archives
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Superb etchings of #Brighton 1890 from Colonel Robert Goff (1837-1922), former Coldstream Guard who lived at 15 #AdelaideCrescent #Hove
The #chainpier, steamboat docking at the #WestPier and fishermen drying their nets on the beach (ACC10828) @TheKeepArchives @The_Keep_Archives
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#ABBA in #Brighton hanging out on the #beach #Wespier in 1974 basking in their Eurovision win on a publicity photoshoot, which saw them spotted at various places around town. ...

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

ALONG THE #SEAFRONT, Celebrating #Brighton & #Hove’s #Architecture @ #Westpiercentre from 11/9/21 https://www.westpier.co.uk/news/along-the-seafront-celebrating-brighton-hoves-architecture/ ...

Definitely a slight #autumn coolness in the air today #Brighton #Westpier
Happy #September2021
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How was your #Brighton #BankHoliday #Weekend? 😎

Image:Brighton bank holiday outing 1925.
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Coming to #brighton this #bankholiday #weekend? Make more of your visit by getting the inside track on Brighton’s most photographed iconic structure #Westpier https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-pier-walk-talk-tickets-161374668979 Image: @Bamford_Alex @Alex_Bamford ...

In Deckhand, #West Pier, Arthur Thickett recounts coming to #Brighton in the summer of 1970. He found a job as a deckhand on the West Pier.He described a town that behind the bright & lively holiday facade was full of lonely people. ow.ly/lqvx50FVfX4 @QueensParkBooks ...

Looks like it's going to be another beautiful day in #Brighton today! ♥️ #Westpier ...

#Westpier #Brighton @Westpiertrust ...