How to find us

Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton

Map and directions

The museum is located in the basement of Brighton Town Hall. Click on the arrows on the map to zoom in and move around.


Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square can be found between East Street, Prince Albert Street, Black Lion Street and Kings Road, behind the Thistle Hotel

The Lanes Car Park can be accessed from Kings Road and Black Lion Street.

Churchill 1 and Churchill 2 car parks are well within walking distance.

Those with a disability

The Male cells can be accessed from the Town Hall Foyer by lift but the female cells require the negotiation of four steps. The sub basement police stores can only be accessed by ambulatory disabled.


Brighton Town Hall

Come into reception and book a tour or meet your guide

Please don’t feel that you have arrived at the wrong place because you notice a wedding party congregating outside or young parents bringing their new born offspring into the building. Weddings, conferences, council meetings and umpteen other assorted events take place here and it may often appear a strange venue for the Old Police Cells Museum.

Photo:A friendly welcome

A friendly welcome

Paul Beaken

The staff on reception are amazingly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

This page was added by Jack Latimer on 18/04/2012.