2018 has been a busy year so far.

Recording our highest ever visitor figures for March was a great start and shortly after that, embarking on our first year as a Brighton Fringe venue was a fantastic experience and something we’ll be sure to repeat in the future. Being a part of a long running Brighton institution suits us down to the ground seeing as we’re something of one ourselves.

Updates to our displays including a huge overhaul of the Meccano section means there’s always plenty for returning visitors as well as first time customers to see and get excited about.

May also saw the realisation of a long term goal for the museum when we signed the first Community Rail Partnership with Brighton Railway Station, cementing our relationship with them and as part of the historic building we inhabit. This partnership allows us to use areas of the Station to display various items relating to both the museum and to the railway heritage of Brighton more generally and in June we installed the first two displays in the ticket office. These cabinets were attracting comments of wonder and appreciation even before we’d finished installing them!

We are hoping to attract sponsorship for these displays so if you are interested in making a donation towards them get in touch with the museum and we’ll be happy to discuss with you.