Gas masks by the Royal Pavilion, 1930s

This photograph shows two men modelling gas masks in front of the Royal Pavilion. It was taken by the Brighton Herald newspaper to promote air raid precaution measures in the event of war.

Face coverings

From today, we are all required to wear face masks when visiting shops and some other businesses. They might look odd and feel awkward, but they are a lot less cumbersome than these 1930s gas masks.

Visitors aren’t required to wear face masks when the Royal Pavilion reopens next week. But we do encourage visitors to wear them if they feel more comfortable with one.

You can find out more about our reopening plans and the safety measures we have introduced on our main website.

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