BN1 1NB Brighton, United Kingdom
tel: +44 1273 72 3064
NileGuide Expert tip:
Climb up the boat and pretend to steer. It still smells like fish. Believe me, you'll get the idea.
This unique tribute to the days when the town was a small fishing village known as Brighthelmstone brings the history of Brighton's oldest industry alive. The centre-piece is a full-size clinker-built fishing boat, built in Sussex following traditional methods used for many generations. The museum also features the history of the Skylark, the first pleasure boat ever to use the name, sounds of the sea and historic recordings and films of Brighton's past. A great insight into a bygone era. The fishing museum is a small free museum about fishing. There is an old boat inside and fishing gear all over the walls. If you fancy hanging out a bit, you can watch a video about fishing.