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Brighton Toy and Model Museum

52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4EB, England
+44 1273 749494
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trains and small museum great if you like model trains

plenty of models of trains and not much else more at the hove museum and thats for free feel a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cafedart
Fascinating collection of toys through out the era's

This Museum boasts a very good collection of toys over the generations, its a little overwhelming... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rach D
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52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4EB, England
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"interactive bits"
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"old favourites"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"childhood memories"
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"all ages"
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"on display"
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"amazing collection"
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"arcade machines"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

plenty of models of trains and not much else more at the hove museum and thats for free feel a bit over priced at £6.50 takes 10 mins to go round twice !More

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BrightonToyMuseum, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback giving us the opportunity to let people know that, unlike other museums which are free, we don't receive any financial support from the local council, government or other public funding. We are a registered charity and are entirely dependent on...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Museum boasts a very good collection of toys over the generations, its a little overwhelming to take it all in so I'd suggest taking your time around the place and having a real good look at everything (there's even stuff to see on the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can feel model trains dominating the place. And honestly some machines requiring 10p for each run on top of the £6.50 admission is slightly extortionate (The train model operating buttons are free). Good if you have rail-enthusiastic boys and do not afford to go...More

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Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Whilst trains are an important part of our collection, there are over 10,000 items on display including soft toys by Steiff, cars and other vehicles by Dinky, Corgi and Triang Spot-On, Britains lead figures such as zoos, farmyards, circuses, Disney and every other conceivable figure,...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It took us an hour to look around, which was great. Plenty of different toys to see and realise you had some of them when you were a child. It’s small but has a lot packed in the area. Would highly recommend the experience.More

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Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi Kelvin, Thanks for your great review - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. With over 10,000 items in the collection we feel that there is something for everyone. Keep an eye on our website because we have special events all year...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Absolutely loved the toy & model museum. Packed full of fantastic vintage & antique toys . They have a very huge collection of model trains from all over the world and some excellent collections of dolls, Meccano, puppets, dolls houses, cars and loads of vintage...More

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BrightonToyMuseum, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Surfpuppet, Thank you for your great review - we couldn't have written it better ourselves! You covered all bases including our wonderful staff, who are all volunteers. We are delighted you had such a good time - keep an eye on our website for...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We came here a week ago to see the magnificent Professor Elemental. I know, right? A gig at a toy museum. Sounds crazy, no? And crazy it was. What a lovely venue to have in our beautiful city. Really impressive museum. Well done to all...More

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BrightonToyMuseum, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Samuel - thank you for such a fab review - it was a great night, wasn't it, quite surreal to have the amazing gentleman rapper, Professor Elemental in the Toy Museum.Glad you had such a good time - we did too! Keep an eye...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I had thought that the age of many of the toys and trains would limit this museum's appeal to the middle aged or older but during my visit there were several young families who were really enjoying the displays. There is a lot packed into...More

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Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your review - we are really glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and will take on board your suggestions. Keep an eye on our website because we also have lots of events throughout the year. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A treasure trove of toys, trains and models from all ages... full of special childhood and family memories, so much to see and discover! Friendly and welcoming, a wonderful place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very small, difficult to find and costs 5 pounds the entrance. I dont recommend the visit, unless you have kids with you.More

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Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit to the museum. We are situated in the Victorian railway arches underneath Brighton Railway Station, which is on our leaflet and website, there's a brown tourism sign at the bottom of Trafalgar Street and we have...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This little treasure trove of models, as well as working model train tracks will capture the minds of any model train enthusiast's. I personally had hoped for a wider scope of toys and this attraction is very small for its entrance fee.More

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Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are situated in the Victorian railway arches underneath Brighton Railway Station, which is on our leaflet and website, there's a brown tourism sign at the bottom of Trafalgar...More

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Maggie P
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Hi there, Thanks for your question. There are two car parks in close proximity (5 minute walk or less) to the Museum. One is the multi story car park at Brighton train station. The other is just down Trafalgar street (take... More
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