Category:Brighton Fishing Museum
Although comparatively small, entrance to the Fishing Museum is free, and it is on a section of seafront that many visitors to Brighton will be passing by anyway (although many will walk along the seafront on the roadside pavement, and not realise that there's a Fishing Museum beneath their feet).
The museum was created to preserve the heritage of Brighton's Fishing Quarter – this is an important part of Brighton's history, as Brighton started out as a fishing village.
Although nominally a museum about fishing, in practice, the Fishing Museum is effectively a seafront museum ... its walls carry a set of historic images of the seafront through the ages, and the Western arch currently (2019) carries a display on the history of Brighton Swimming Club (by Paul Farrington, with the help of a 2011 HLF grant), and a display of artefacts from the old West Pier.
In the past the museum has also hosted a historical display of Punch and Judy puppets.
The Fishing Museum was a favourite of Mayor Andy Durr, and has historically had close connections with the West Pier Trust (who now have their own office a little closer to the i360), and with the UK's "Punch and Judy" community via The Fedora Group.
- Brighton Fishing Museum – No. 201 Kings Road Arches BN1 1NB
- Andy Durr, former Labour councillor and mayor of Brighton and Hove, dies (theargus.co.uk) – 11th December 2014
- 60 seconds with... Paul Farrington (theargus.co.uk) – 6th April 2017
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