Standard opening times
In addition, the Museum normally opens on Mondays during school summer holidays, half term holidays and bank holidays.
At other times, Mondays are normally reserved for the larger scheduled school/group/community visits, and for Museum maintenance work.
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Group visit restrictions
Access to Arch Four may sometimes be restricted during school visits, which typically happen between 10am-~2pm, on weekdays. Larger group visits are usually scheduled for Mondays or Wednesdays.
Group visits should be arranged in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts, especially during term time.
Admission FeesThe Museum's charges are being increased by 50 pence from November 2012.
The new ticket prices are:
Special multiday tickets are also being made available for students or researchers working on art/design/engineering coursework or projects. Call for details.
Admission to the first arched space containing the Shop and Visitor Information Point (and the "Glamour of Brighton" exhibition area) is free, and the Museum welcomes visitors to this space without obligation.
The Toy and Model Museum is underneath Brighton Railway Station, set into the arches below the station forecourt.
The two parallel sets of railings in front of Marks and Spencer surround the sunken entrance to Trafalgar Street. Walk down Trafalgar Street and look out for the white "Visitor Information" sign, on the left.
Though situated in a Victorian building, adaptations have been made to enable wheelchair access to almost every public area.
One of our toilets has likewise been adapted. Please advise us in advance if anyone in your party is a wheelchair user.
The map shows three car parks within easy walking distance.
School Trips and Group/Community visits
School party visits can be specially tailored to your particular National Curriculum requirements, and teachers can visit free of charge to discuss a plan before the visit. Find out more on our "Education and Schools" page or contact the Museum for further information.
The Museum is very popular with schools. If you're thinking of visiting as part of a group, we'd advise phoning ahead to make sure that your group visit doesn't clash with another school trip or group.