See exotic creatures at the Exotic Palace

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

The Royal Pavilion is the city's must-see attraction, and this winter it will be hosting the Exotic Creatures exhibition.

We never need an excuse to visit The Royal Pavilion with its exterior domes and minarets, jaw-dropping one ton chandelier and opulent Music Room. This opulent palace never fails to impress, but this winter there’s another reason to visit.

The Exotic Creatures exhibition will explore how Exotic Creatures were depicted, kept and presented during Georgian and Victorian times, and will include paintings being displayed to the public for the first time; one example is a picture of liger (tiger / lion cross) cubs being presented to the Royal Pavilion's creator, George IV. The exhibition will also include a rarely seen painting of the UK's first living giraffe which was presented to George IV as a diplomatic gift from the Pasha of Egypt in 1826.

The exhibition is free as part of the Royal Pavilion admission fee.

*This event has now finished*

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TThree æligerÆ cubs bred between a lion and a tigress at the Royal Menagerie, Windsor Great Park, Oct 1824 © Richard Barrett D Private Collection
TThe Nubian Giraffe, Jacques-Laurent Agasse, 1827 - Oil on canvas 127.3 x 101.7 cm © Royal Collection Trust – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

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