Brighton Toy and Model Museum

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum is a treasure trove of toys and models that extends over four thousand square feet of floorspace, through four of the Early Victorian arches supporting Brighton Railway Station's forecourt. Founded in 1991, it has over ten thousand toys and models in its catalogue, including priceless model train collections and many period antique toys. Its display area includes two large operational model railway layouts (in 00-gauge and gauge 0), and displays of period pieces from a range of classic manufacturers that includes Bing, Dinky, Hornby, Marklin, Meccano, Pelham Puppets, and Steiff. The Museum also includes individually-engineered pieces such as the working quarter-scale traction engine and the Spitfire fighter planes in the lobby, and a range of other working scale models throughout the Museum.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Christmas and New Year period - please telephone for our opening times before travelling.

Admission charges

Adults: £6.50
Seniors (60+) / Disabled (plus 1 carer): £5.50
Child (4-15) / Students: £4.00
Family Ticket (2+3) £14.00
School Parties and group visits by arrangement

Additional info

Find us in Central Brighton. The museum is beneath Brighton Railway Station, set into the arches. You'll find it about 50 yards down Trafalgar Street on the left.

A unique toy collection and model train collection covering the last 100 years, including a spectacular 1930's railway layout.
Lead farms and country scenes.
Large scale model aeroplanes.
Dolls and rare Dolls House furniture.
Puppets and toy theatres
Complex engineering construction toys including Meccano,architectural building sets including Anchor Bricks from the Edwardian period.
A facinating variety of novelty toys.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies

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Ben McCarthy

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

  • 16 — 18 May 2018
  • 19 May 2018 5:30-8:30pm

After sold out festival runs and a sold-out international tour, coming to Brighton Fringe is Ben McCarthy's brand new show 'Nevermind'. 'Nevermind' is a fun stand-up comedy show which features something for everyone and includes storytelling of Ben's tours and life as a travelling stand-up comedian; dark, observational and relatable humour and everything in between, day-to-day life and personal stories in, well... nevermind that. This is something for everyone in the show, join Ben as he takes you on the road to 'Nevermind'.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


  • english


£15 Adult, £10 Concessions


Brighton Toy and Model Museum
52-55 Trafalgar Street
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex


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01273 749 494


01273 749 494

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