Please note that the Indian Hospital gallery on the upper floor is currently closed.
Unveiling of Indian Gate by the Maharajah of Patiala, 1921.
We’ve nearly come to the end of the Military Hospital tour.
We’ve heard that the Indian hospital closed in January 1916, when the Indian army was redeployed to Egypt and Mesopotamia, or modern-day Iraq. The Hospital for Limbless Men then occupied the Pavilion from April 1916 until August 1920, when the final patients were discharged to Roehampton Hospital and the Pavilion was returned to the Brighton Corporation.
Upstairs you can find a small gallery with further information, audio-visual displays and personal objects from the Indian Hospital. This is also where you can find the Pavilion tea room, with a balcony that overlooks the gardens.
When you leave the Pavilion, don’t forget to look at the magnificent domed gateway, which is on your right as you exit. This is the Indian Gate. It was unveiled in 1921, as a gift to Brighton from the princes and people of India, in recognition of the care provided to Indian soldiers by the town’s hospitals.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the tour. Goodbye!