Activities for Schools

The Trust provides an education programme in partnership with The Fedora Group: an arts and heritage charity working in local schools, with local museums and with general interest groups.

Three sessions are currently available. Two are for primary schools and can be delivered on the seafront in the West Pier Centre or as outreach.

Wish you were here: Brighton’s rise to fame

Tracing Brighton’s journey from busy fishing village, through Regency playground to holiday-maker heaven

The West Pier Story: the Queen of Piers

Exploring the rise and fall of the iconic Pier with a look at some of leisure activities, amusements and personalities that drew crowds for more than a century.

These sessions are aimed primarily at KS1 & KS2 and both feature Britain’s ever popular seaside entertainer, Mr Punch, with a fun-packed show from a real Punch and Judy ‘Professor’

For secondary schools - Geography Field Trip

Investigation into Brighton beachfront's history of land use and tourism.

The West Pier Centre - celebrating the iconic ‘lost’ pier’s unique place in the city’s history – is part of the three centuries of coastal management and economic enterprise that turned the tiny storm flattened fishing village of Brightelmston into the vibrant City of Brighton & Hove.

Our touchscreen includes film clips from Screen Archive South East, aerial drone footage of the coast and dramatic archive video of the Pier’s fiery demise.

“Really good context to coastal protection and the tourism industry. Our groups really loved the stories about the old pier and the ‘cold case’ mystery of how it burnt down!” (Yr 9 Geography teacher)

Please note that our space can only accommodate one group at a time. Session Price: £2.75 per student. Adults free. All enquires to

Talks for general interest groups are also available. We also arrange visits to local schools and other establishments.

For booking information and charges please contact The Fedora Group. | Tel:  01273 308174

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