Special Events

Here You’ll find a listing of all of our previous and upcoming events so if you want to see the types of things we put on here at the Museum in addition to our usual operation, just take a look.

Admission to our special events will be charged at varying prices depending on the event so please check the details before coming along to any.

 

Coming Events

September 27th 2018 and October 2nd 2018
Older Persons Festival – Tea Trains and Teddies

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is home to one of the finest collections of toys and models in the world – preserving childhood memories, nostalgia and social history.

We are delighted to be part of the Older People’s Festival so come along from 14:00 till 15:30 and enjoy an afternoon in the museum remembering all your favourite toys with an opportunity to handle some of them – finish off your visit with a delicious cream tea!

Telephone 01273 749494 to reserve your place.

See more about the Older People’s Festival here: http://www.opf.org.uk/2018-listings/

October 6th 2018
Toy Museum Folk Club – Emily Mae Winters

Emily Mae Winters is fast marking herself out as a folk act to pay close attention to. With influences from English and Irish folk music as well as more than a touch of Americana, Emily’s music transports the listener to somewhere both familiar and thrillingly new.

We can’t wait to bring Emily to our unique space in Brighton’s toy and model museum – an opportunity to watch her perform in an intimate space before she can only be found in larger venues! Support is yet to be announced, but will come from one of the many fine Sussex folk acts that the Toy Museum Folk Club and our partners Folkroom are working with.

“A glimmering jewel, shining brightly with the promise of so much more to come.” (Laurel Canyon Music)

Tickets available from We Got Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/441561

Doors Open at 19:00!!

Past Events

September 22nd 2018
Toy Museum Folk Club – Ewen McLennan

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a singer and a songwriter that can move audiences with his passion and pathos. The songs he sings and writes are rooted in traditional songs and the tradition of folk music as social commentary. Here’s a rare opportunity to watch Ewan McLennan in a venue like no other.

Support comes from Bird in the Belly. A new folk collective from Brighton, Bird in the Belly recently released their debut album ‘The Crowing’, upon which they breathed new life into folk songs that had rarely (or never) been recorded before. They’re a brilliant live act, and round off an unmissable line-up.

“In many ways Ewan McLennan is the perfect embodiment of modern folk song. An outstanding guitarist, a magnificent interpreter of traditional song and an immensely gifted songwriter.” (Spiral Earth)

Doors open at 19:00!

September 7th 2018
Toy Museum Folk Club – Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

We’re thrilled to be hosting the pair one night after their new album launch in London. Support for the evening is yet to be announced, but we promise they’ll be wonderful too.

“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.” (The Guardian)

Doors open at 19:00!

 

August 24th 2018
Toy Museum Folk Club – Jess Morgan

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. Come and watch intimate acoustic sets from the finest folk talents, and explore the train sets, model planes and traditional children’s toys on display in the museum.

Jess Morgan is one of the finest original songwriters performing in Britain today. Her distinctive voice, an evocative haze that perfectly fits the inherent warmth of her music. A remarkable artist, who hand-crafts her own 7″ vinyl at home, Jess Morgan is one of the most engaging and uncompromising artists on the scene today.

Here’s a rare opportunity to watch Jess Morgan in a venue like no other. Support is yet to be announced but, as ever, it’ll be something special in its own right.

“A songwriter who lives her craft truer than many of her contemporaries.” (The Skinny)

Tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com

Keep up with the latest details on our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168840133964863/

 

May 31st – June 2nd 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – The Cunjuring Club

Enter a world of wizardry hidden inside the spellbinding Toy Museum.

Discover close up magic in corners and conjure up imagination in our immersive, interactive club where the impossible seems possible.

Buy tickets and receive a password to gain entry into our magical world.

A three night run From 31st May to 2nd June.

Family fun for everyone who can keep a secret from the company who bought you last year’s Fringe sell out show, Spin: A Skatepark Adventure.

May 24th – 25th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – Adriano Fettucini’s Random Acts

Adriano Fettucini is random, his juggling acts are random, his songs are informative, but random.

Renowned on the UK cabaret circuit for his bizarre juggling acts, adept in the manipulation of unusual objects including hat, cane, gloves, spectacles, cigar boxes, plates, knives and even babies! His ukulele skills are impressive and coupled with his interest in bizarre creatures, his songs are sure to leave you reaching for the nearest encyclopaedia! Join him as he navigates his way through various acts and songs, selected at random on the spot.

No balls or clubs will be juggled during this show!

Performing for two nights on the 24th and 25th of May.

May 20th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – Romina Puma, ‘It’s all my Mothers Fault! (work in progress)’

Romina Puma comes back and is darker than ever!

It’s a show about love, or the lack of it, a show about a child longing to be cared for by her mother while having to care for her, and about selfishness as a last means of survival… What’s not to laugh about?

Performing for 3 nights, on the 20th, 26th and 27th of May.

May 20th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – Jane Hissey’s Bears Books and Beyond

This is an amazing opportunity to spend the afternoon with Jane Hissey, the much loved author and illustrator of over 25 ‘Old Bear’ books and creator of the BAFTA award-winning TV series; ‘Old Bear Stories.’

At this event, within the magical setting of Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Jane will introduce her own original toy characters, including Old Bear himself. She will show some of her original artwork and talk about her 30 years of writing and illustrating for children. She will also explain how the books were brought to the screen with stop-frame model animation, a rare opportunity to see some of the original models from the television series. There will be an opportunity to ask questions over a cup of tea/ coffee and cake and anyone who wishes to, can draw their own favourite toy with Jane Hissey’s guidance.

Tickets £10 per child, 1 accompanying adult free, £5 each additional accompanying adult. Spaces are limited and must be booked and paid for in advance – either cash, credit cards or cheques made payable to ‘Brighton and Toy and Model Museum’.

May 14th – 19th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – Ben McCarthy, ‘Never Mind’

After sold out festival runs and a sold-out international tour, coming to Brighton Fringe is Ben McCarthy’s brand new show ‘Nevermind’.

‘Nevermind’ is a fun stand-up comedy show which features something for everyone and includes storytelling of Ben’s tours and life as a travelling stand-up comedian; dark, observational and relatable humour and everything in between, day-to-day life and personal stories in, well… nevermind that.

This is something for everyone in the show, join Ben as he takes you on the road to ‘Nevermind’.

A Five night run from the 15th to the the 19th of May.

May 10th – 14th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – Third Wheel

As part of Brighton Fringe the Museum is delighted to have Third Wheel perform some excellent comedy.

Two Northerners and a Southerner, a power couple and a singleton, two ‘comedians’ and a ‘comedienne’. Come and work out which of these three are getting lucky, which will only eat food sourced from the River Thames and which of them drinks gravy. Nothing cool has three wheels.

Except us.

Performing for 5 nights from the 10th to the 14th of May.

May 11th – 13th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – About Face – We Are All Stories

About Face perform mainly in Herefordshire but have toured both regionally and nationally. As well as performing plays especially written for the company, About Face also takes a regular programme of workshops and performances. About Face is part of the ECHO charity.

‘We Are All Stories’ is a new collection of five plays beautifully presented by the actors and puppets in a magical space created for you.

A run of 3 days from the 11th to the 13th of May. (Two performances on the 13th)

May 6th 2018
BRIGHTON FRINGE – Jane Hissey’s Teddy Bears Picnic

As part of Brighton Fringe we are delighted to be collaborating with the much loved children’s’ author Jane Hissey who will be sharing some of her favourite stories in the museum. Jane has written and illustrated over 25 ‘Old Bear’ books and is the creator of the BAFTA award-winning TV series of ‘Old Bear Stories’.

At this event, within the magical setting of Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Jane will introduce her original, soft-toy characters, read from her books, show some of her original artwork and tell her young audience how she writes and illustrates. She will then host a healthy teddy bears’ picnic lunch where there will be an opportunity to participate in bear-related crafts to take home at the end of the day. Children are welcome to bring one well-behaved bear, (and a parent!) to join in the fun.

Recommended for children age 3-7 years old.

Tickets £10 per child, 1 accompanying adult free, £5 each additional accompanying adult. Spaces are limited and must be booked and paid for in advance – either cash, credit cards or cheques made payable to ‘Brighton and Toy and Model Museum’.

April 21st 2018
Vintage Model Railway Running Day

On the 21st of April we will be hosting another fantastic vintage railway running day.
The protective sides will again be down around the main 0 Gauge layout and we will be running a mixed variety of trains so there’ll be something for everyone!

Come along and take advantage of seeing these special locos running in the great environment of the museum.

Museum open 10.30 to 5.00.

Train running 11.00 to 1.00 and 2.30 to 4.30.

Special train running day admission: Adult £10, Child £5, Family (2+3) £25.

Collectors Shop open all day

April 19th 2018
Professor Elemental – Night Time in the Toy Museum

Don your pith helmet (or other suitable head wear), grab your favourite toy (with their consent of course) and make your way to the Toy Museum for what promises to be a most singular adventure.

Join Professor Elemental and his friends as he takes you on the journey through the secret life of the Brighton Toy Museum. Strange stories, haunted playthings, peculiar songs and terrifying horses await. The toys can’t wait to play with you, but will you and the Professor manage to escape?

Intoxicating beverages will be available at our fully licensed bar so come drink, be merry and be very entertained in our captivating venue.

November 25th 2017
Vintage Model Railway Running Day

“TRAINS WITH HEADBOARDS AND DISKS”

On the 25th of November we will be hosting another fantastic vintage railway running day.
The protective sides will again be down around the main ‘0’ Gauge layout and this time we will be focussing on trains with Headboards and Disks!

Come along and take advantage of seeing a variety of special locos running in the great environment of the museum.

Museum open 10.30 to 5.00.

Train running 11.00 to 1.00 and 2.30 to 4.30.

Special train running day admission: Adult£10, Child £5, Family (2+3) £25.

Collectors Shop open all day

 

October 28th 2017
A Steampunk Soiree at the Toy Museum

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting a Steampunk Soiree on Saturday the 28th November from 7pm to 10:00pm.

Come and enjoy a few drinks in clockwork and steam rich surroundings while being suitably entertained both visually and aurally.
Take the opportunity to get dressed up and relive the era when clothing was elegant, dirigibles were constantly under attack from sky pirates and goggles were de rigueur.

Details of the acts are to be confirmed closer to the time so keep an eye on this page to find out more.

 

October 26th 2017
Toying with Science – Spaghetti Towers

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is toying with science (again)!

During October Half term we’ll be hosting another chance to take part in our popular afternoon event between 14:00 and 16:00 where we will be looking at the science behind some of our toys and seeing how we can apply those principals to finding solutions to other challenges.
If you’re interested in construction, physics, maths, energy conversion or engineering, then why not come along to see what we’re playing at?

On October 26th we’ll be building spaghetti towers, researching the engineering principals behind construction and seeing how they relate to some of our famous constructional toys.

 

Like Meccano, building towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows is a great way to encourage children to think like engineers.
Come and test the strengths and weaknesses of different shapes to see who can build the tallest, strongest structure!

The sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 and each event comes at no additional cost other than regular admission, but booking is required. To book a place, just pop in to the foyer next time you’re passing or give us a ring on 01273 749494
Keep checking here or on our Facebook page to get the most up to date details as soon they’re announced.

 

October 14th 2017
Vintage Model Railway Running Day

On October the 14th 2017, Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be holding our next Great Vintage Railway Show!

We will be taking the protective panelling down and running various Locos and rolling stock on our 1930s central ‘0’ Gauge train layout and anyone that has been to one of these events before will know, it’s a real spectacle!

The entry price will be £10 for adults, £5.50 for disabled people and £5 for children.
As always, members and Patrons will pay half price!
The Museum is open 10:30 to 17:00 and the train running times will be 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:30

No need to book or reserve places, just come along on the day and enjoy the show.

 

September 8th 2017
Heritage Open Day Tours

As Part of the national ‘Heritage Open Days’ program, the Museum will be opening its doors to give an evening of free access to the museum building and collections.

The arches where the museum is sited have a fascinating historical background having been used for the stabling of railway horses and the storage of their fodder. So make sure you book your place for our special guided tours looking at the history of the building and its unique collection of toys.

All ages welcome, however the tours are not tailored for young children as we will be going into some detail.

Brighton Toy and Model Museum Tours 5.30-9.00pm. Guided tours will be running every half an hour from 5.45pm – please book a place by ringing 01273 749494, or pop into the museum

Keep checking here or on the Facebook event page to get the most up to date details as soon they’re announced.

 

August 30th 2017
Toying With Science – Balloon Car Racers

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is toying with science!

Over August we’ll be hosting a number of Wednesday afternoon events between 14:00 and 16:00 where we will be looking at the science behind many of our toys and seeing how we can apply those principals to finding solutions to other challenges.
If you’re interested in construction, physics, maths, energy conversion or engineering, then why not come along to see what we’re playing at?

On August 30th we’ll be building Balloon Car Racers.
Investigate physics, engineering and motion by building handmade race cars out of cardboard, straws and a balloon then modify your kart designs to see which goes faster!

The sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 and each event comes at no additional cost other than regular admission, but booking is required. To book a place, just pop in to the foyer next time you’re passing or give us a ring on 01273 749494

 

August 16th 2017
Toying With Science – Kinetic Carousel

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is toying with science!

Over August we’ll be hosting a number of Wednesday afternoon events between 14:00 and 16:00 where we will be looking at the science behind many of our toys and seeing how we can apply those principals to finding solutions to other challenges.
If you’re interested in construction, physics, maths, energy conversion or engineering, then why not come along to see what we’re playing at?

On August 16th we’ll be building ‘Kinetic Carousels’ and watching them spin wildly, exploring potential and kinetic energy!

The sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 and each event comes at no additional cost other than regular admission, but booking is required. To book a place, just pop in to the foyer next time you’re passing or give us a ring on 01273 749494

 

August 2nd 2017
Toying With Science – Spaghetti Towers

Brighton Toy and Model Museum is toying with science!

Over August we’ll be hosting a number of Wednesday afternoon events between 14:00 and 16:00 where we will be looking at the science behind many of our toys and seeing how we can apply those principals to finding solutions to other challenges.
If you’re interested in construction, physics, maths, energy conversion or engineering, then why not come along to see what we’re playing at?

On August 2nd we’ll be building spaghetti towers, researching the engineering principals behind construction.

Like Meccano, building towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows is a great way to encourage children to think like engineers.
Come and test the strengths and weaknesses of different shapes to see who can build the tallest, strongest structure!

The sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 and each event comes at no additional cost other than regular admission, but booking is required. To book a place, just pop in to the foyer next time you’re passing or give us a ring on 01273 749494

 

 

April 22nd 2017
Train Running Day

On April 22nd 2017, Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be holding our next train running day.

This will be another joint effort with the local wheel tappers group so a wide variety of locos and rolling stock will be on show and running on the central ‘0’ gauge layout.

With no specific theme this time round we will have an opportunity to run some engines which otherwise wouldn’t get a showing so come along and take a look.

The entry price will be £10 for adults, £5.50 for disabled people and £5 for children.
As always, members and Patrons will pay half price!
The Museum is open 10:30 to 17:00 and the train running times will be 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:30

 

October 15th 2016
Train Running Day – The Sunny South Express

On Saturday October 15th 2016, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting our next train running day .

This time the theme is the ‘Sunny South Express’.

The Museums ‘0’ gauge layout will be in use and a variety of model trains will be running to emulate the through train services between Manchester and Liverpool to south coast resorts which ran in the 1930s.

The entry price will be £10 for adults, £5.50 for disabled people and £5 for children.
As always, members and Patrons will pay half price!
The Museum is open 10:30 to 17:00 and the train running times will be 11:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30

Please check back here or on our Facebook event page for any last minute changes.

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October 8th 2016
Railways of India

Join us on the evening of the 8th of October when Lawrence Marshall will be delivering a brilliantly evocative talk on this fascinating and quirky railway network.

Speaking from his own memory, the lecture will start at 19:00 and finish at around 21:00 with a break half way through for refreshments which will be available at the bar.

Door open at 18:30 with a £5.00 entry fee per person.

We look forward to seeing you there.

You can also find these details on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600542480239780/

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September 25th 2016
‘In the Sky’ Children’s Play day

Come and join us in the Sky for the Toy and Model Museum’s next themed play day!

Expect aerial arts and crafts, sky high story-telling, not to mention our always popular wooden train set, and another special treasure hunt!

The admission fee is as always, £5.50 per child which includes one accompanying adult.
Any extra adults would have to pay the regular price (£6.50)

Keep checking here or on the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/843089042488257/ to get the most up to date details as soon they’re announced.

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August 21st 2016
‘In the Jungle’ Children’s Play day

Come and join us in the Jungle  for the Toy and Model Museum’s next themed play day!

Expect wild arts and crafts, story-telling, our always popular wooden train set, and not to mention a great treasure hunt!

The admission fee is as always, £5.50 per child which includes one accompanying adult.
Any extra adults would have to pay the regular price (£6.50)
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July 10th 2016
A Special ‘Trains’ Playday

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting a special train Play Day on Sunday 10th July from 2pm to 4:30pm.
Expect arts and craft, story-telling, a wooden train set, a thomas the tank engine train set and a great treasure hunt!
The admission fee is £5.50 per child which includes one accompanying adult.
Any extra adults would have to pay the regular price (£6.50)

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June 12th 2016
‘Under the Sea’ Children’s Playday

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting an “Under the Sea” Play Day on Sunday 12th June from 2pm to 4:30pm.
Expect some fun games, arts and crafts, face painting, story telling, the usual wooden train set , crosswords and the Museum quiz, “I spy with my little eye”. The entrance also gives access to the Museum collections and to the old penny slot machines.
Don’t hesitate to bring your best costume!
Admission fee: £5.50 for a child and one accompanying adult (half price for members and patrons)
£6.50 for any additional adult.

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May 14th 2016
Family Fair
Day

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary and you’re all invited to celebrate it with us on Saturday the 14th of May at our Family Fair Day.
Punch and Judy shows, face-painting, vintage 10p slot machines, a chance to play on our pin bagatelle, other puppet shows and much more.

This event is part of the Brighton Fringe so limited tickets are available from the Fringe Box office but many more will be available on the day on the door here at the museum so no need to buy in advance.

Prices will be, as usual
£6.50 for an adult
£5.50 for senior citizens
£4 for children and students
£14 for families
(Pricing gives access to the Museum where the activities take place.)

Keep an eye on this page or on our Facebook event page for more details.

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May 12th 2016
Sharing Toys: Memories and Recollection

Centred around our memories of childhood and play, and based on Brighton Toy and Model Museum’s ever popular children’s play days, the night-time event will include all the things you would normally expect from a normal playday, but this time for grown-ups.

These include:

Construction toys to play with
Story Telling
Teddy bear cuddle area – tell the toys about your day!
Drawing and colouring activities
Share your memories in the memory book
Doll customisation. Dolls, scissors, permanent markers and sharp objects will be provided. And you can take your creations home with you.
View our exhibition to see the memories we’ve already collected.

All activities are included in the entry price.

Drinks and light refreshments will be on sale.

Tickets £4 (£3 concessions)

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April 23rd 2016
Train Running Day

On Saturday April 23rd 2016, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting our next train running day .

The Museums ‘0’ gauge layout will be in use and a variety of model trains will be running to entertain and delight the visitors.

The entry price will be £10 for adults, £5.50 for disabled people and £5 for children.
The Museum is open 10:30 to 17:00 and the train running times will be 11:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30

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March 17th 2016
The Fascinating world of Magnus Volk

Do you know the story behind the Volk’s Electric Railway?

Inventor Magnus Volk was not only the creator of the Volk’s Electric Railway and the “Daddy Long Legs” marine electric railway – he was also a key figure in the development of the electric light, the electric car and so much more. If you want to know more about the fascinating history of Magnus Volk and how he changed Brighton, come along to Brighton Toy and Model Museum on Thursday 17th March at 7pm.

£5 entry fee. Tickets available on the door or online through the Eventbrite link here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fascinating-world-of-magnus-volk-tickets-22609650072.

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March 13th 2016
Dinosaurs Return! Children’s Playday

Due to amazing demand for tickets for this event we have to announce that it is, again, SOLD OUT!!!

Our Next Play Day will be a return to a Dinosaur theme and will be held on the 13th of March!

The second Dinosaurs Children’s Play Day at the Brighton Toy and Model Museum is taking place soon so dress up as your favourite dinosaur come along to enjoy our wild activities. Expect Jurassic arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling and play with the usual Museum’s soft toys and wooden train set.

£5.50 (£2.75 for members/patrons) includes the entry of a child and an adult.
Suitable for ages 3-10

Tickets will be on sale from our Eventbright page from Tuesday next week (1st of March).

Here is the link to the Eventbright page but remember, tickets wont actually go on sale until Tuesday.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dinosaurs-play-day-returns-tickets-22278710222

We have a maximum of 45 child places so please buy early to avoid disappointment. The last event sold out in about 2 hours!

Keep checking here or keep an eye on our Facebook page to get the most up to date details as they’re Announced.

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February 28th and 29th 2016
Toys in the Community – An Exhibition

After over a year’s work collecting reminiscences of peoples’ childhoods, family lives and upbringings Brighton Toy and Model Museum’s Toys in the Community project has had its début.
The project comprises a website www.toysinthecommunity.org which hosts numerous photographs and films of people discussing their memories. It also has a page where people are encouraged to add their own memories in writing, film or audio.
The project has also created a travelling exhibition. The exhibition takes the form of 9 display boards featuring photos and quotes from interviewees alongside video extracts, photographs and a selection of toys that can be handled and played with. It also includes a memory book, which can be used for recording your own memories in words or pictures.
The exhibition will be in situ at Brighton Toy and Model Museum in February on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th from 11am to 5pm. Admission is £5 (£4 concessions).
For more information please go to the toysinthecommunity.org website or email memories@brightontoymuseum.co.uk

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February 7th 2016

Children’s Dinosaurs Playday ***SOLD OUT***

Due to phenomenal demand, this event is now SOLD OUT.

Sorry if you missed out but we will consider running it again in the future.

Our first Play Day of 2016 is going to be grrrrreat!

The Dinosaurs Children’s Play Day at the Brighton Toy and Model Museum is taking place on Sunday 7th February, so dress up as your favourite dinosaur come along to enjoy our wild activities. Expect Jurassic arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling and play with the usual Museum’s soft toys and wooden train set.

£5 (£2.50 for members/patrons) includes the entry of a child and an adult.
Suitable for ages 3-10

Tickets are now on sale on our Eventbrite page here (with an additional 50p charge to offset what we’re charged for selling online): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-dino-playday-tickets-20967826333

We have a maximum of 50 child places so please consider buying in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.

Keep checking here or keep an eye on our Facebook page to get the most up to date details as they’re decided.

January 16th 2016
Train Running Day – ‘The Grand Tour’

On Saturday January 16th 2016, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting our next public train running day on the theme of “The Grand Tour”.

The Museums ‘0’ gauge layout will be in use and model trains from across Europe will be running to evoke the feeling of those pre war journeys around the continent.

The entry price will be £10 for adults, £5.50 for disabled people and £5 for children.
The Museum is open 10:30 to 17:00 and the train running times will be 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:30

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December 13th 2015
Childrens ‘Christmas’ Playday

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Our next PlayDay is on 13 December and the theme is …CHRISTMAS!
We’ll be hosting an afternoon of festive fun with all our usual attractions, including face-painting, arts and crafts, toys to play with and a story teller. The story will naturally be on a Yuletide theme and the crafts will centre around making Christmas decorations, including the basics such as paper chains and snowflakes to garlands, angels and stars. Face-painting will be on a similarly festive theme, unless you want something else, we can paint you up to look like anything you want.
£5 (£2.50 for members/patrons) includes the entry of a child and an adult.
Suitable for ages 3-10

Keep checking here or keep an eye on our Facebook page to get the most up to date details as they’re decided.

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November 21st 2015
A Musical evening with Harry’s Tricks

Come and Join us at the Museum for an evening of Music from Britain and America from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s.
‘Harry’s Tricks’ will be providing the sounds to get you swinging and swaying and maybe even doing the Charleston.
We will have a licensed bar to help grease any creaking joints so no excuse not to cut a rug in a truly nostalgic setting.

£8 for an adult, £5 for a child. For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/435766373281762/

 

November 8th 2015
Childrens ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Playday

On Sunday the 8th of November we will be holding our next Playday.

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting an Alice in Wonderland based Play-Day between 2pm and 5pm.

Expect arts and crafts, storytelling, face painting, building train sets, soft toys, a quiz, ect.

Entry will be £5 per child with an accompanying adult free.

Keep an eye on this page to get the most up to date details as they’re decided.

 

October 17th 2015

Train Running Day ‘The Flying Scotsman’

On Saturday October 17th the Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be having a special public train running day on the theme of “The Flying Scotsman”. The Museum’s “0” gauge layout will feature locomotives and trains which operated under the auspices of the “East Coast Joint Stock” as the “Special Scotch Express” from 1862, and from 1924 under the LNER, as the “Flying Scotsman”. The cream of “0” gauge model maker representations of this iconic train will feature in action, including many rarities not often seen in use. The Museum’s newly re-furbished 00 layout will also feature more modern representations of the period.

The entry price will be £10 for adults, £5.50 for disabled people and £5 for children.
The Museum is open 10:30 to 17:00 and the train running times will be 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:30

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN BACK IN BRIGHTON

This, possibly the most famous steam locomotive in the world, made a momentous visit to Brighton in 1962, for the one and only time, attracting considerable attention. In tribute to this most iconic of steam locomotives, on Saturday 17th October, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum will present the “Flying Scotsman” locomotive and examples of the crack London to Edinburgh express service it was named after, running in scale model form. The Museum’s extensive world famous O gauge model railway layout will operate the representations of various phases of the train, since it’s inception in 1862, using models by top makers of the time. Included will be many scarce models not often operated because of their rarity and age, except on special occasions, such as this.

The Flying Scotsman locomotive, built by Sir Nigel Gresley in 1923, continued in service right up to British Rail’s dieselation of motive power in 1963. From it’s earliest days it ranked as “Concorde” or the QEII” as the zenith of british transport engineering. After “retirement” , it was privately owned by various individuals and operated on rail-tours in the UK, USA and finally in Australia. In the USA the tour ran into financial difficulties and was seized by US creditors. Fortunately Sir William McAlpine paid off the debt and organised the return of the locomotive back to the UK. The Flying Scotsman is presently undergoing final restoration to main-line running by the National Railway Museum, it’s present home, in 2016. Sir William is to be thanked for rescuing an icon of British transport heritage from the clutches of US liquidators, as it’s days would have surely ended in US posession. The Brighton Toy & Model Museum is also pleased to rank Sir William as one of it’s Patrons.

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum’s special “Flying Scotsman” themed running day on Saturday 17th of October will see the trains in operation from 11.00 to 1.00 and 2.30 to 4.30, the Museum being open from 10.30 to 5.00. The Museum is directly beneath the Brighton Main Line railway station forecourt, a stone’s throw from where the “real” Flying Scotsman stood in 1962. For more information see the Museum’s web site : www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk. or telephone 01273 749494.

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October 11th 2015

Children’s ‘Halloween’ Playday

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting a Halloween Play-Day on October 11th between 2pm and 5pm.

Expect arts and crafts, storytelling, face painting, building train sets, soft toys, a quiz, ect.
If you’re looking forward to dressing up like a witch, a pumpkin, or any kind of monster, pop in at the Toy Museum and make some magic happen!

Entry will be £5 per child with an accompanying adult free.

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September 13th 2015

Children’s Playday, Once Upon a Dream…..

On Sunday 13th of September we will be holding our second Playday of 2015.

This time there’ll be mythical beasts and fantastical tales and of course as always, plenty of FUN!

Aimed at Children from ages 3 up to 12.

The £5 entry fee (£2.50 for members/patrons), includes 1 child and 1 adult but any other accompanying adults will need to pay the standard Museum admission cost.

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August 16th 2015

Children’s Super Spacey Playday

On Sunday 16th of August we will be having our first Playday of 2015, and, in honour of NASA taking those awesome pictures of Pluto this event will be themed on Space Exploration and Science Fiction.

Expect papercrafts, art, stories, play and most importantly FUN!

All based around rockets and aliens, astronauts and space stations.

Aimed at Children from age 3 up to 12.

The £5 entry fee (£2.50 for members/patrons), includes 1 child and 1 adult but any other accompanying adults will need to pay the standard Museum admission cost.

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