Brighton Royal Pavilion opens after Covid restrictions lifted Brighton News

The BRIGHTON Royal Pavilion opened for the first time this year.

The Royal Pavilion is one of the attractions that has reopened to visitors after the restrictions on Covid-19 were relaxed and the staff are delighted.

Michael Bedingfield, Chairman of the Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust, said: “This is a pretty important day and we have been waiting for it for a long time.

“What’s really important about the opening this time around is that we open during the high season, we expect a lot of visitors.

L'Argus: reopening of the royal pavilion to the public.Reopening of the royal pavilion to the public.

“Going through the doors will be huge, not only for our members, customers and visitors, but also for the team that is back today.”

The Royal Pavilion has only been open for two weeks in the past year. The only way people have been able to enjoy the pavilion is from their homes with virtual tours.

Managing Director Hedley Swain said: “It has been an incredibly difficult year financially as an organization, we know we won’t get the numbers from before so there is a real call to arms to everyone in the Sussex which has not been in a while to come and visit.

“There have been very few bright spots over the past year, I found it incredibly miserable, but in a way it reminded us of how important visitors are. For all of us here, what brings this place to life is having visitors here.

“Especially since this will be the best time to come, everything is in great condition and with the smallest numbers it will look like a private tour.

Visitors will be able to see the Banquet Halls and Royal Chambers upon reopening, including Queen Victoria’s Personal Restroom.

L'Argus: a banquet hall in the royal pavilionA banquet hall in the royal pavilion

Cleaning will take place daily to help stop the contamination, although the pavilion being a royal house the majority of items cannot be touched anyway.

Tickets can be booked online for £ 16 per adult, although there are still places for people without a reservation on the same day without a reservation.

The pavilion is one of Brighton’s best-known landmarks. It was once home to King George IV and its architecture was inspired by India and China.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 13:45:00