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

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In the past #WestPier has been visited and enjoyed by millions. Even today with its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the seafront, it's still the most photographed building in #Brighton. Image: LBerlinsky ...

Listen to the Trust's second online talk featuring Faye Davies talking with Fred Gray about 'Restoring a Seaside Jewel: The #WestPier Kiosk Project #Brighton #Westpier http://ow.ly/sQqo50D9mNr ...

Amazing @simonjamesstott Huts reflected
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The #Westpier Concert Hall #Brighton on fire, 11 May 2003. (Image © Fred Gray) http://ow.ly/yGvg50D6c4Y ...

Have a good week #Brighton #Westpier Image: @rmart030 ...

Have a good #Weekend everyone! @MagicBrighton Shadows and silhouettes to help dazzle the senses during an exercise coffee break just now... #Brighton #Westpier #Hove @ThePhotoHour
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Loving the colours 💗 @shoreham_life #Shoreham #Brighton #Beachhuts ...

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Image: L Berlinsky
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Wishing everyone a very #HappyNewYear2021 Looking forward to seeing you all again at #Westpiercentre #Brighton #Seafront before too long! 😍👍 Onwards & upwards! ...

How was your #Brighton #Hove #Xmas? #Beachhuts #seafront
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Murky old day @rampionvisitorcentre #seafront yesterday. But brilliant #Brighton #Photo #Westpier ...

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