BRIGHTON TOY AND MODEL MUSEUM
Spitting distance from Brighton's fabulous Victorian train station and at the top end of the North Laines are the 'porte-cochere' of the magnificent LBSC railway terminus in
Trafalgar Street. One of these archways hides the ghostly long disused cobbled cab road up to platform level, the other
four, which were used as wine cellars and the stabling for some of the
many horses needed in those distant times, are now home to a wondrous
display of old toys and models.
The Brighton Toy & Model Museum has been open for 12 years and houses
as it's centre-piece a priceless tin-plate O-Gauge working railway. The
trains on this exhibit are run continuously for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, with many
changes of rare engines and rolling stock on open evenings (twice yearly),
refreshments are available on these informal social gatherings.
Visitors can explore the many cabinets showing beautiful Victorian dolls,
their houses and furnishings, construction toys of many ages, tin-plate
boats and ships by some of the world's finest toy makers, panoramas of
farms and country scenes, enormous scale model aeroplanes and many
more rare and valuable toys from all over the world.
The Museum is also a centre for research and restoration, with advice
and help readily available to assist with your own interests. The Museum's
Director, Chris Littledale, is internationally renowned as a collector and
restorer of fine toys and is retained by Christies of London as one of
The Brighton Toy & Model Museum has been created by a
group of people who are the owners of what is
collectively, the finest accumulation of models and toys in
the U.K. Their aim was to bring together and preserve
these many beautiful and rare items so that they can be
enjoyed by as many people as possible. When you view
this museum you will have to agree that this aim has been
Open: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday, 11am - 5pm; Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays.
Admissions: Adults £3.50; Child/OAP/Student £2.00; Family Ticket (2+2) £9.00.
Disabled Info: Facilities available including disabled toilet.
t: +44 (0)1273 749494
52 - 55 Trafalgar St.