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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A Steampunk Soiree at the Toy Museum

  • 28 October 2017 7-10pm

Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting a Steampunk Soiree on Saturday the 28th November from 7pm to 10:00pm.

It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that entertainment on the night will include various delights provided by the more than splendid Adriano Fettucini!

Some of you may already be familiar with his astounding talents, but if not then hold on to your assorted hats as you are in for a very special treat.

Come and enjoy a few drinks in clockwork and steam rich surroundings while being suitably entertained both visually and aurally.

Take the opportunity to get dressed up and relive the era when clothing was elegant, dirigibles were constantly under attack from sky pirates and goggles were de rigueur.

Don your finery and join us for entertainments, Gin, testing your skill at Tea Duelling (with a prize for the winning dueller) and more!

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 11-13


£5 admission (plus Eventbrite fees) with tickets available in advance from our Eventbrite page.
Half price for members and patrons.


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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