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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Teddy bears by a tree

Sharing Toys: Memories and Recollections

  • 12 May 2016 7-10:30pm

Centred around our memories of childhood and play, and based on Brighton Toy and Model Museum’s ever popular children’s play days, the night-time event will include all the things you would normally expect from a normal playday, but this time for grown-ups.

These include:
Construction toys to play with
Story Telling
Teddy bear cuddle area – tell the toys about your day!
Drawing and colouring activities
Share your memories in the memory book
Doll customisation. Dolls, scissors, permanent markers and sharp objects will be provided.

View our exhibition to see the memories we’ve already collected.

All activities are included in the entry price.

Drinks and light refreshments will be on sale.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 11-13


Adults: £4
Concessions: £3


Family Fair Day

Family Fair Day

  • 14 May 2016 11am-5pm

Family Fair Day!!!

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary and you're all invited to celebrate it with us on Saturday 14th May at the Family Fair Day.
Punch and Judy show, face-painting, vintage 10p slot machines, a bagatelle, other puppet shows and so much more.

Pricing gives access to the Museum where the activities take place.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£6.50 for an adult
£5.50 for senior citizens
£4 for children and students
£14 for a family


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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