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Brighton Toy and Model Museum

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Address: 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4EB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1273 749494
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Lots packed in.

This museum is quite small but has a lot packed into it. There are some teddy bears and Pelham puppets, but most of the toys are construction ones like Meccano and models like... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
karen s
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite all the times I've visited Brighton, I never new about this place, almost directly under the railway station. Well worth a visit and great to see the toys you played with when you were young.

Thank ILP-JP
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This museum is quite small but has a lot packed into it. There are some teddy bears and Pelham puppets, but most of the toys are construction ones like Meccano and models like trainsets or cars. There is a box near the puppets that when you put 10p in is supposed to make the puppets move. It didn't work. When... More 

Thank karen s
Bushey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Saw lots of toys from years ago and even a model railway..interesting history of old favourites like dinky toys and hornby railways also corgi toys..lots to see in a small place..

Thank stevengoldsmith1979
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A fantastic place to while away and hour, especially if you have boys.A number of model railways layouts and many toys from my childhood.

Thank Jerry P
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I love this place - lots to see and if you have even a vague interest in model trains and the like do go. Have to confess I didn't BUT really enjoyed it and am a convert. It's one of Brighton's quirky delights.

Thank 11London1111
Colchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Interesting place to visit if you like toys and models...not very big...you may struggle to fill an hour there but the price reflects that.

Thank RicVin
Reading, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Quite an interesting cross secion of toys on display, but we only found a couple of demo exhibits ( at extra charge!) which were working. The area around the Museum is pretty decayed and in fact the whole of this are of Brighton could do with a jolly good clean up.

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Buddy B, Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for coming to visit the museum. I'm very sorry to hear that you found our interactive exhibits not to be working. At any one time we should have at least 5 clearly marked push buttons around the museum which activate various displays at no cost, in addition to the penny arcade machines which you correctly... More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The 4 and 5 star reviews sum it all up. I can't see how anyone could not enjoy this museum. I felt this was more interesting than the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green and I had more 'I had one of those!' moments here.

Thank Keith W
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391 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Its a small museum, but it offers a lot of Toy memorabilia to see, lots of items we had never seen before and plenty that brought back some memories. Well worth some of your time to visit memory lane. Some very nice Corgi items.

Thank TeamWard
Montrose, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and I have to say, the collection across all toy genres is spectacular. The museum is packed with exceptional quality toys and models and the presentation and attention to detail, right down to the correct lighting is most impressive. It really is a journey back to my youth, bathed in nostalgia. It is a great... More 

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