People can gain free entry to the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery for this weekend only.
This year for the first time ever Brighton and Hove Museums have extended their annual free day to become a free weekend.
The museum service has also opened its doors for free to Brighton Museum and Art Gallery with access to their many exhibitions including the popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year show.
The additional day will allow more people to enjoy art and culture despite the crippling cost of living crisis.
Queues could be seen this monring outside the museums as people waited to gain entry.
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CEO of Brighton and Hove Museums Hedley Swain said: “Every year we have a free day for the Royal Pavilion which is really popular. This year, we know so many people are struggling with finances and it will be difficult for many people in January after an expensive Christmas.
“We’re throwing open our doors for everyone to come along and enjoy all we have to offer at the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum. We’re not taking bookings and you may have to queue but we hope everyone will come down and enjoy the best of Brighton and Hove.
“There is something for all the family from exotic interiors in the Royal Pavilion to incredible views of nature in the museum. Kids will love our Archaeology and Egyptian galleries and our Queer the Pier gallery offers an insight into LGBTQ+ life in Brighton.”
The museums are not taking bookings for the weekend so there may be queues.
Doors open at 10am and last admission is at 4.30pm.