Events overview

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is proud to participate in a number of initiatives and event schemes:


The Toy Museum Folk Club is Brighton’s newest traditional folk night, bringing the very best acts to the unique setting of Brighton Toy and Model Museum. Watch intimate acoustic sets from the finest folk talents, within the unique environment of the museum.


Brighton Science Festival is one of Brighton’s signature festivals, full of events that are primarily fun for kids (and for big kids!), but which carry a sneaky payload of knowledge-through-experience-through-play.


Brighton Fringe is the more anarchic, “anyone-can-participate” younger sibling to the more stately , curated Brighton Festival.
The Museum is a bookable Fringe venue.


Train Running Days are held two to three times a year and allow visitors to experience the full glory of multiple vintage trains clattering around the Museum’s central 1930s gauge 0 model railway layout, the way that Nature intended. For these events we take down the perspex barriers.
Train Running Days are usually “themed”.


Children’s Play Days were such a popular fixture on the museum calendar that we ended up running them monthly! However, in the end we rather wore out our volunteers, and we’ve “paused” them to free up more calendar space for festival-venue and “folkroom” events.