I love all the little places in Brighton and Hove that the general tourist doesn’t know about and the Hove Museum is one of them.
It’s a favourite for its cafe and its displays. They are planning on moving the Hove Library into the same complex, but at the writing of this article, they are still separate and at least a year away from any real changes.
It’s not as big as the Brighton Museum, but I love its local charm. It’s a great place to bring kids, as they have a special permanent display for them upstairs, which is great fun.
It has a good display on the local history of how Hove came about, plus a great exhibition on the creation and development on film – a subject which is a personal favourite. They even have a little cinema to watch old black and white movies on.
For the adults, they tend to have revolving exhibitions of art on various themes. It is a nice afternoon well, spent, especially if you indulge in the cafe fare. The cafe is really bright and the staff are friendly.
There small gift shop sells all sorts, but quite unique gifts, so it’s worth a quick look.
If you have the time and the weather isn’t great or you are looking for a lovely afternoon tea, you can’t go too wrong to go to the Hove Museum.