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Monday, 29 October 2012

Half Term Special Activities - Fun with the Teddy Bears...

The event's "Teddybear" poster
What a great atmosphere here at the Brighton Toy and Model Museum today! It is lovely to see lots of kids and their families enjoying spending time together and talking about some of our wonderful exhibits, mainly the Teddy Bears. Well of course that is what we are focusing on this half term and it has sparked all these nostalgic memories that are taking our older visitors back to their childhood and of course sharing it with the younger generations. We have Steiff bears, cartoon bears, toy shop bears, storybook bears, rare and special bears, famous bears, the list goes on... I have certainly learnt some amazing facts, and I can guarantee that anyone visiting during this exciting week will learn at least one new thing to take away with them.

By Nazie, Aged 6 Years Old
Oh and some of the talented artwork that has emerged is really encouraging! We have been asking the kids to find their favourite teddy bear in the museum and to draw a portrait of them and then suitably name them. Among my favourites so far are 'Boo Booo', 'Fuzzy' and 'Loopey'. It's delightful to see the kid's imaginations come to life with the colours and the flair, you can actually envisage the concentration and thought behind each one. What a pleasure it has been to give a prize to each and every drawing submitted. Those with permission will certainly be heading onto our website for us to proudly display.
The activities will be running until Saturday 3rd November so if you fancy joining in then pop down for a visit. Our normal opening times and admission applies with a further £1 entry fee on the drawing activity if you choose to participate. Hope to see you soon...

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Train Running Day - Coronation Scot Special

It's that time of the year again... The Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be hosting it's Autumn Train Running Day on Saturday 10th November 2012 from 11am until 5pm...

This time the exciting theme will be the 75th Anniversary of the Coronation Scot train and as the star of the show the museum will be presenting the one and only Bassett-Lowke Coronation Scot running on our extravagant '0' gauge layout.

If you have been to one of the museum's Train Running Days before you will know they are fun events for anyone whether you are a train enthusiast or you're a family looking for a great day out! This particular one however, if you are a Bassett-Lowke enthusiast, will be utterly unmissable. For anyone whose interest is more casual, it's a great time to come along!

Hope to see you there...