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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Interesting place to visit - don't expect to be there all day though

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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367 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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166 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Protraveller5_11
London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a lovely little museum and not expensive. The staff are friendly and the exhibits are very well displayed. Children will find the exhibits a delight and older folks will find much that is fondly nostalgic here. I was especially struck by the display of toys from the World War One era which featured models of nurses and VADs... More 

Thank Denise B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I took a little boy with CP there who loves trains, the staff was very accommodating. He loved it, we stayed for almost an hour, which is a very long time for him to be interested in something. We will be visiting again.

Thank Marcy J
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Down the ramp from the station is the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. Perhaps a third is model railways, including a huge collection of Basset Loake - clockwork, electric and real steam. Also dolls houses, Dinky etc and a few model soldiers. If you are over 40 you will love it; even better take your children or grand children and... More 

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