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

One hour from London, located in the “artists’ city” of Brighton on Britain’s South Coast, and densely packed into a set of four Victorian cellars under Brighton main terminus station covering four thousand square feet, the museum’s displays draw on a core collection, and guest collections, comprising over twelve 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 nine thousand page online encyclopedia and image library used by individuals and organisations, worldwide.

Fundraiser: Cocktails and Canapés

BITE Sussex have challenged their spirit making partners to invent a bespoke cocktail that is inspired by one of the toys in the museum’s collection.

  • Inger & Ian from Madame Jennifer Distillery
  • Sally from Ditchling Spirits
  • Mikul from Ramsbury Distillery

David from Curds & Cases in Western Road will also be serving up aperitivo style platters of Sussex cheese and charcuterie.

Kick off your August bank holiday in style as you sip your way around one of Brighton’s quirkiest and most fascinating attractions.

All profits from this event will be donated to the Brighton Toy and Model Museum for the redevelopment of their Trafalgar Street facade.

Please support our exciting new Trafalgar Street Regeneration Project!

The top end of Trafalgar Street, as it is now, and after the proposed refit.

You may have seen the proposed regeneration plan for the top of Trafalgar Street, showcased in the Argus.
The Railway Heritage Trust have already pledged 40%, and the Museum has pledged a further 10%.
You can contribute at by clicking the button below:

Introduction by Chris Littledale

Lineart diagram of the front of Brighton Toy and Model Museum

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