Image Credit:The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove
Past Event
Heritage & Tours

Brighton Dome and World War One

Mon 5 Nov 2018

Join us for a day of free activities to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and learn more about the soldiers of WW1, and the Royal Pavilion Estate's role as a military hospital during this time.

Medicine, Media and Myth in the WW1 Royal Pavilion Indian Hospital

Talk by Kevin Bacon, Digital Manager at Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Founders Room

1.15pm – 2.15pm

From December 1914 to January 1916 the Royal Pavilion Estate was used as a hospital for sick and wounded Indian soldiers. This talk will explore why Indian Army troops came to fight for the British cause on the Western Front, how the Royal Pavilion Estate was transformed into a unique military hospital, and unpick some of the complex myths that surround the story.

Book Talk

Backstage Tours 

12pm - 1pm
2.15pm - 3.15pm
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Explore backstage at Brighton Dome and find out more about how the venue works behind-the-scenes. As well as learning more about our history, from the Prince Regent's Stables to a Concert Hall, and our time as a military hospital during WW1

Book Tours

Historical Research Volunteers

There will also be a stall set up all day with further information about Brighton Dome's involvement during WW1, plus find out what the Historical Research Volunteers have discovered about our history.