Brighton Toy and Model MuseumBrighton Category Museums & Galleries, For the Family, For the Kids
Founded in 1991, The Brighton Toy and Model Museum has over ten thousand toys and models in its catalogue, focusing on the first half of the Twentieth Century, and including priceless model train collections and many period antique toys.
Its display area includes two large model railway layouts (in 00-gauge and gauge 0), and displays of period pieces from a range of classic early 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.
The Museum's exhibits and displays undergo constant review and change, and the Museum itself has recently undergone an extensive lighting refit, with LED lamps now allowing much brighter illumination throughout the Museum while still protecting the more sensitive dyes and paints of some of the older items.
The ticketed area extends through Arches Two to Four, but entrance to the first Arch (which also houses the Museum Shop and Tourist Information Point) is free, and the Museum's handy location beneath Brighton Station makes it a great stopping-off point for visitors to Brighton to pick up maps and tourist information before seeing the rest of the city.
• Adults: £6.50
• Children (ages 4 to 14): £4.00
• Students: £4.00
• Seniors (60+): £5.50
Family (2 Adults and 3 children) £14.00
Disabled + 1 free Carer £5.50