IF YOU fancy a free trip for the whole family this weekend then the Royal Pavilion has got you covered.

To celebrate the purchase of the Royal Pavilion by the town of Brighton, way back in 1850, admission charges are waived for one day a year.

This Sunday is that day in 2019.

The Royal Pavilion shop will also be open, offering a wide range of special gifts, books and decorative objects. The Royal Pavilion Tearoom will be open as usual for refreshments.

Visitors can learn more about the history of the Royal Pavilion with an audio guide, which can be hired for £2 on the day.

The guides provide the opportunity to explore the fascinating past of the building and its residents, from tales of the life of George IV to the Pavilion’s changing architecture and current conservation work.

The Free Day is the last chance to visit the Royal Pavilion before it closes temporarily for a spring clean including specialist conservation work, repairs and maintenance.

The palace will close from January 14 to 18 and will re-open to visitors on Saturday January 19.

The Grade I listed building was the former royal residence of George IV.

Construction of the site was completed in 1823 and, as such, most of the interior reflects a past age of regal stature and splendour.

John Nash was the mind behind not just the Pavilion but the construction of most of what can be seen at Buckingham Palace in London.

The design of the Pavilion was modelled of Asian architecture and bares a resemblance to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Queen Victoria was not a fan of the lack of privacy the building offered and with the town becoming more and more a tourist hotspot, thanks to the addition of a rail line between Brighton and London, she decided to sell the structure.

The Royal Pavilion have warned that they expect queues to be big and encourage anyone wanting to see the building to arrive as early as possible.