The Brighton Toy and Model Index (ISSN 2399-1798) is an internationally-significant encyclopaedia of toys and models, researched, developed and maintained by the museum, covering a similar geographical area and timescale to the museum’s collections.
Under constant expansion, the Index currently has a database of around nine thousand images, and holds background information on most of the museum’s displays and exhibits.
The Index is available in the museum via tablets, or on visitors’ own devices via the museum’s free wifi. Most museum display areas carry “shortcut” QR codes and NFC radio tags that point to Index pages. The Index information is also easily accessed, free of charge, via the internet.