There are several ways to donate to the museum, all of which help us safeguard our heritage for present and future generations. So, what can you donate?


The simplest way to help us is to donate some money using the ‘Donate’ button below using your Paypal account.


We are also able to accept donations by cheque through the post or in cash if you are able to come into the museum itself.

GIFT AID. If you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid your donation which means we are able to claim some money back from HMRC and every little helps. This happens automatically if you donate through PayPal but otherwise all you need to do is give us your Name, Postcode and House number.


Collector’s items

Donate a collector’s items to the Collections Trust to enrich the museum’s collections; your donation will be catalogued and added to our inventory, improving an already superb variety of toys and models.


You can reduce the inheritance tax burden on your family or beneficiaries from 40% down to 36% if you leave 10% of the value of your estate to a Registered Charity. The BRIGHTON TOY and MODEL MUSEUM is a Registered Charity and if you would like to help us to continue being able to preserve and exhibit our collection for the benefit of future generations, please give our Museum your kind consideration.


Leaving a legacy to the Littledale-Brough Trust (Collections Trust) is one way that you can help secure the museum’s future. Your contribution, no matter what size, can be used in different ways such as to help fund the running of the museum, to acquire new items for the collections, to fund restoration projects or to help fund and improve our education programme. This of course is dependent on the legatee’s specific wishes. Furthermore, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum is a registered charity and the Collections Trust has charitable tax status. This means that any bequests made under a legacy can be made free of Inheritance Tax. If you wish to bequeath a toy, model or collection to the Toy Museum, we urge you to contact us to ensure it is appropriate to the Museum Collections.