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Welcome to Brighton Toy and Model Museum's Collections knowledgebase!
These pages hold background information on the Museum's collections and exhibits, and relevant background information on the general and social history of toys and toymaking up until around the middle of the C20th.
This was a period before the domination of electronics and mass-produced plastics. Although this encyclopedia is powered by the same software that runs Wikipedia and (like Wikipedia), is a continually-growing "work in progress", editing is reserved for authorised Museum personnel only.
These pages are also available on the touchscreen terminals arranged around the museum, and on visitors' own devices via wifi - the knowledgebase currently has over four and a half thousand pages and a similar number of photographs and archive scans, but does not yet attempt to cover the whole of the Museum's collection (which is around ten thousand items).
The 25th Anniversary
2016 is the 25th anniversary of the museum, which first opened its doors in 1991. While 2015 was spent focusing on general infrastructure improvements, 2016 is being marked by some significant improvements and additions to the displays and collections.
Inside the Museum
- Display areas - our displays and display areas
- Museum exhibits - the first ~sixteen hundred individual display items to be listed. This list is constantly being expanded.
- Director's Choice - Exhibits and displays selected by the Director, Chris Littledale, as having special significance.
Sections recently or currently being expanded...
Some popular pages
Some popular exhibits
Brighton - More pages about relevant Brighton-related subjects. The museum is an official Brighton Tourist Information Point, and supplies free maps to visitors, courtesy of VisitBrighton
Past events and exhibitions
- Frank Hornby Week - 11th May, and 14-19th May 2013.
- Coronation Scot - our 2012 exhibition on Britain's streamlined, speed-striped Art Deco bullet-train.
Other online resources
- The Museum's main website is at http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/
- The Museum's LinkedIn page is at https://www.linkedin.com/company/brighton-toy-and-model-museum
- The Museum's Google Open Gallery is at http://brighton-toy-and-model-museum.culturalspot.org
- The Museum's Twitter account is at http://twitter.com/thetoymuseum/
- The Museum's Information System is here, at http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/info/
- The Museum's news blog is at http://brightontoyandmodelmuseum.blogspot.com/
- The Museum's YouTube videos are at http://www.youtube.com/user/brightontoymuseum/
For authorised editors, the style guidelines are laid out on an example page.