Sea Life Centre (Brighton Aquarium)

Brighton Aquarium was conceived and designed by Eugenius Birch, the architect responsible for the West Pier. Work began in 1869 and the building opened in 1872. The project cost £133,000 (equivalent to around £5.5 million today). The Aquarium proved an initial success with the town’s visitors. In addition to the marine life on display, a number of other […]

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Brighton Swimming Club

Brighton Swimming Club is the oldest swimming club in the country, its members swim in the sea every day of the year from the club changing rooms just to the east of Palace Pier, this has been going on continuously since 1860! The clubs members have a range of swimming aspirations; some just paddle, others […]

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The Duke Of Yorks Cinema

The Duke of York’s Picture House came into existence in 1910 and has been recognised by the Cinema Theatre Association as the oldest surviving purpose-built cinema in the UK. On 22nd September 1910, a crowd of 2000 people brought Preston Circus to a standstill for its opening. The Duke of York’s cinema was built at the […]

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