Brighton Toy and Model Museum
Sussex, England

Details for Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Located under the Victorian arches supporting Brighton railway station is the amazing Brighton Toy and Model Museum stretching over 4,000 square feet. The museum houses over ten thousand models and toys including antique toys and very valuable model train collections.

There are two working railway layouts in the museum, a great favourite of both young boys and their parents. We have classic toys and models from classic manufacturers including Hornby, Dinky, Triang, Matchbox, Pelham Puppets and Meccano. The museum was founded in 1990 with several important collections. Following that we have received many collections and individual items until we now house one of the best displays of tinplate toys, model trains and other toys to be found anywhere.

In the foyer we have a quarter scale Spitfire airplane patrolling the ‘skies' above and three cabinets of stock for the collectors and experts to peruse, this changes regularly and is available for sale as well as small inexpensive toys for children. Toys within the museum date back over the last hundred years and include soft toys from famous names such as Steiff, Merrythought and Chad Valley and lesser known companies including Schuco, Farnell and Chiltern.

To the rear of the museum is the large detailed ‘00' gauge model railway based partly on the Sussex countryside and the highlight of the museum is the working 1930s ‘0' gauge railway layout with period track side accessories. There are many examples of construction toys and building sets, the most well known being Meccano but plenty of others from smaller companies which are no longer in business. Our collection of die-cast vehicles includes many examples which will be familiar to parents including Spot...

 

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum
52-55 Trafalgar St
Brighton
Sussex
BN1 4EB
01273 749494
 

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