Education at Brighton Fishing Museum


‘Wish You Were Here’ is our schools education programme delivered in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous seafront.

Follow its journey from busy fishing village, though Regency playground to holiday-maker heaven.

Learn about the history of Britain’s enduring seaside entertainer, Mr. Punch, from a real Punch and Judy ‘Professor’ and enjoy a fun-packed show.

See the fishing boats and find out about the West Pier, “Queen of Piers”.


Explore the galleries, watch holiday movies from the past and discover seaside history right where it happened.

With exclusive use of the museum’s education room the hour and a half package includes age-appropriate talks, a museum activity trail and a puppet handling session.

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Suitable for KS 1, 2 & 3. Outreach option available.

Performances, talks and demonstrations for adult groups available on request.

Presented in association with The Fedora Group and developed with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


New for 2014

‘A World of Puppets’

Join one of our professional puppeteers and explore their family collection.

Handle all kinds of puppets from marionettes to shadow figures and see them in action.

1.5 hrs. All KS plus outreach