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Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a walk down memory lane. Kids didn't know what came over me as I spent a good hour pointing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MrsBsTravels
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

My first trip to the museum , and I think worth it , the model railway was in operation , and with... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
308mikeym
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a walk down memory lane. Kids didn't know what came over me as I spent a good hour pointing out toys from my past and associated memories. Loved the working model railway.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
BrightonToyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review Mrs B! It's lovely to hear people share their stories in the museum - often reconnecting with memories they haven't thought about for years!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative..met a guy called Greg who seems to be there now and again but very knowledgeable and helpful..made the experience so good for the us..well done we will return

Date of experience: November 2018
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BrightonToyMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review - as you may be aware all our staff are volunteers, including Greg. We will pass on your kind words and make sure there are extra chocolate biscuits when he is next in!

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Obscure location but a great presentation piled high with platdays past. The prize is the model railways but all our childhood is here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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BrightonToyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear you had such a good time in the museum!

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My first trip to the museum , and I think worth it , the model railway was in operation , and with many models and trains to look at a fascinating experience, taking me back to my younger days , all in all a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 308mikeym
BrightonToyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We have special train running days throughout the year along with our other special events so it's always worth keeping an eye on our website and social media to see what is coming up next!

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Small but crammed full of memorabilia, I don’t know who enjoyed the displays more the adults or the children. We spent a couple of hours looking and looking again, because we missed things the first time round, an absolute delight. There are chairs dotted around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BrightonToyMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fabulous review! There are over 10,000 items in the collection so there is always something new to see. All our staff are volunteers so it's lovely to pass on reviews like yours to them. I think they deserve extra chocolate biscuits!

Reviewed 24 November 2018

I visited here this week. It was great for model train buffs. Some of the artefacts were very rare and interesting. The staff were friendly but remember they are closed on Mondays. The museum is only small but it is packed with toys of yesteryear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi - thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit - keep an eye on our website, we often have special events and train running days 2-3 times a year where several of the rare vintage trains...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Wow, this place took us back! Dinky cars, Meccano models and Hornby train sets galore, plus plenty of dolls, puppets and teddy bears. Bring some 10p pieces for the fun 'end of pier' style machines. For never-quite-grown-ups like us this was a lovely hour or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KeithLiverpool
Buddy B, Guest Relations Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Hi Keith - thank you for your fabulous review! So glad you had such a good time - the museum collection does bring out the inner child in all of us!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

If you like trains you'll love this. Very cool little museum you would completely miss and worth going to visit. My other half used to collect trains and he was captivated by it all.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a really interesting place.Well laid out with loads of models of all types. The train layouts are brilliant. Brought back many memories of our childhoods. Excellent value for money, A pleasant shop where models and booklets can be purchased. Well advertised just outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alanjbeardmore
Buddy B, Front Office Manager at Brighton Toy and Model Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hello Alan Thank you for your wonderful review - we are delighted you had such a good time. Keep an eye on our website as there are always special events in the museum and train running days where the rare, 1930's vintage '0' gauge trains...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

By the trainstation you'll find this friendly little museum. It was interesting for both adult and child. Displays are organized thematic and there were a few machines where you could, for 10p, try out some outdated entertainment. Though many toy museums may look a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maggie P
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Hi there, Thanks for your question. There are two car parks in close proximity (5 minute walk or less) to the Museum. One is the multi story car park at Brighton train station. The other is just down Trafalgar street (take... More
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