1. Entrance Hall [WW1]

Historic Image: Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall laid out as a hospital ward, 1916.


Hello, and welcome to the Royal Pavilion. The Pavilion was built as a royal residence, and this is how it appears today. But a hundred years ago, the building was alive with the hustle and bustle of a military hospital, as the Pavilion played its part in the terrible drama of the First World War.

This tour will tell you more about that fascinating period in the Pavilion’s history, when the elegant rooms and galleries of the Pavilion were converted into hospital wards, consulting rooms and operating theatres for wounded soldiers.

When you’re ready to begin the tour, go through into the next room, the Long Gallery.