Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Brighton Toy and Model Museum
52-55 Trafalgar Street
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex
BN1 4EB
England

Website

Our website

www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk

Our blog

brightontoyandmodelmuseum.blogspot.com/

E-mail

info@brightontoymuseum.co.uk

Telephone

general enquiries

01273 749 494

Fax

01273 749 494

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

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

Closed Sunday and Monday
Open Mondays in school holidays

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

Admission charges

Adults £4.5
Child over 4/OAP/Student £3.50
Family Ticket (2+2) £12.50
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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Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Christmas Playday At Brighton Toy And Model Museum

  • 7 December 2014 2-5pm

December’s Playday takes its theme from Christmas so there will be lots ofthings for kids to do.
As usual, there will be toys to play with, arts and crafts to create, including greetings cards and a story performed by one of our fascinating storytellers. As well as these activities there will also be a facepainter making children into elves, princesses, pirates and penguins and a Loom-Bandologist teaching us how to make beautiful pieces just in time to give us plenty of ideas for things to make for Christmas gifts. Each child can take their bracelet or Loom gift away with them.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Each child or group of up to four children will be entitled to have one adult guest come along free to accompany them. The Playday is targeted at children from 3 to 12 years of age, children under 8 will have to bring someone over 18 to look after them. Faces cost an extra pound to paint and some activities may cost a little extra if additional materials or products are used. Healthy refreshments will be made available too.

Website

http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk

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