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

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ALONG THE SEAFRONT, Celebrating Brighton & Hove’s Architecture

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West Pier Walk & Talk

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The West Pier on Instagram

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A dense sea mist envelops #Brighton, creating a dramatic perspective of the iconic #WestPier from above.
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Amazing #Brighton sky last night #Westpier #Sunset
Pic: L Berlinsky
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Damaged #Brighton #WestPier following the storm of 1897 ...

After the #Rain, #Brighton Pier (2015)
Digital Art (Giclée)
by Christopher West
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@UrbanGriller #WestPier view from underneath the beautiful old structure (c1989) #Brighton #WestPierTrust #photography #art #photographer ...

Birds eye view of #Hove and #Brighton ...

The West Pier seen from the Palace Pier #Brighton
c1989 -Photo by Crawford- @UrbanGriller
#Photography #Photograph #blackandwhitephotography
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Have a great evening everyone! #NewYear
New Year's Eve at #Brighton #Dome in the Fifties.
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#Brighton beach in the 1920's #Westpier 😱 ...

Bit wet out there today! 😑#Rain #Brighton #WestPier ...

#Brighton #Hove #Seafront sunken gardens #vintage ...

Winter #solstice #Brighton #Westpier
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Fading Away The #WestPier shrouded in a sea fret at low tide @Toby Mason ...

Miniature Golf Course and The #WestPier #Brighton ...

It's the #weekend #Brighton! #Westpier 😍 ...

Feeling Christmassy? Look at this.. #Hanningtons #Brighton #Xmas grotto 1987 ...

#Brighton #Xmas 1950s ♥️ ...