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

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.
French locomotive and carriages

"French Conections" Train Running Day

  • 8 November — 11 August 2014

Brighton Toy and Model Museum goes French! A French-themed day, including running classic French locomotives and carriages on the museum's authentic "period" 1930s model railway layout.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Languages

  • French

Admission

Adults £4.50, Concessions (student, OAP, disabled) £3.50, Children £3.50

Website

http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/wiki/French_Connections_%28Train_Running_Day%29

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