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Brighton Toy and Model Museum (sometimes referred to as Brighton Toy Museum) is an independent toy museum situated in Brighton, East Sussex (registered charity no. 1001560). Its collection focuses on toys and models produced in the UK and Europe up until the mid-Twentieth Century, and occupies four thousand square feet of floor space within four of the early Victorian arches supporting the forecourt of Brighton railway station. Founded in 1991, the museum holds over ten thousand toys and models, including model train collections, puppets, construction toys and radio-controlled aircraft.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
My son's favourite place. Great lottle treasure trove.
Small but perfectly formed. Great place to spend an hour with young children.
Small but crammed packed full of vintage toys something will relate to everyone, step back into your childhood.
Friendly welcome, loads exhibits, lots of old childhood memories on display. Interaction for youngsters.
Fantastic place. Not huge but the best things come in small packages!
The museum is quite small, but into it is packed a huge collection of model trains, Meccano and other construction kits, model cars (including someone's ambulance collection) dolls, puppets and marionettes, coin-operated pinball-type machines, and more. The model trains in particular take up a lot of the space with large-scale model structures. Some are always operable but the main central one only runs on special occasions. The collection has been put together from several private collections and donations. The museum has only two staff and is otherwise maintained by volunteers. One thing you need to know is it's quite hard to find as it's underneath Brighton's real railway station - you need to find the steps down to it from the square to the south.
Great idea with wonderful exhibits. Small, but if you like toys, especially trains, then this is the place for you. Tourist info point. Wheelchair access. Enthusiastic and very dedicated staff. Childhood favourites relived.
Loads of old toys, like a giant box of delights. Fairly small as far as museums go but my son (crazy about trains) loved it.