A special virtual tour of Brighton Palace Pier, revealing its amazing history. Illustrated with old postcards and photographs, youll be taken back to the beautiful original pier where visitors promenaded above the waves after paying a toll of 2d for the pleasure. Learn why the Brighton Marine and Palace Pier Company opened their pier to the public before it had been completed to its full length with the buildings finished. Then how it became a Palace of entertainment with the exotic theatre, a bandstand and remarkable winter garden! Find out when the first amusements were added, together with rides like the big wheel, boat trips and diving displays. Over the years the Palace Pier has brought enjoyment to generations, offering great sea views and a breath of fresh air, making memories for families and friends. It is one of the most visited piers in the country and part of our heritage.