Welcome

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is one of the World’s great toy museums.

Located in the “artists’ city” of Brighton on Britain’s South Coast, and densely packed into a set of four Victorian cellars covering four thousand square feet, the museum’s displays draw on guest collections and a core collection of over ten thousand items.

Visiting the museum is an immersive visual experience that plunges the visitor into a different world, as seen through the eyes of artists and designers responsible for the Golden Age of British and European toymaking.

Staffed mostly by dedicated volunteers, the museum also carries out nationally and internationally important restoration, research, and digitisation work, and operates a ~9000-page online encyclopedia and image library used by individuals and organisations, worldwide.


The measures taken to combat the COVID-19 virus pandemic require the museum to be closed to visitors, possibly for quite some time.
The museum is an independent registered charity (number 1001560) that receives no money from central or local government – it survives through ticket sales, school visits, shop sales, and donations and bequests.

Without the income from visitor admissions, we are dependent on people’s generous donations to help us continue our work, and to survive this crisis.
Your contributions would be greatly appreciated to help preserve our wonderful museum.

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Introduction by Chris Littledale

Lineart diagram of the front of Brighton Toy and Model Museum