Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, Brighton and Hove

The Brighton Toy And Model Museum is one of the world's finest toy museums. This treasure trove of toys and models 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 0- and 00-gauge), 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. Previously known as the Sussex Toy And Model Museum, it is located in Trafalgar Street, Brighton under four of the arches supporting Brighton railway station. Entrance to the first arch of the museum, containing the foyer/shop area and the Brighton visitor information point, is free. The museum is a registered charity.