Friday, 17 April 2015

Scheduled Closing Tomorrow

We'd just like to remind all of our visitors that the museum will be closed to to the public tomorrow, 18th of April 2015.
While the exhibits won't be accessible to the public, the museum shop and information points will still be staffed in case you need to ask us any questions or you want to buy any of our stock of new and vintage toys, greetings cards and gifts.
We'll be back to normal on Tuesday 21st April and by way of an apology, we will be running our O gauge collection on Saturday 25th so come along and take advantage of this opportunity to see our larger scale model trains in motion.

Friday, 10 April 2015

The Trains Will be Running On Time All Day at Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Well, things are warming up aren’t they? Spring is in the air, the sun is out and people have started coming to Brighton for an icecream, to sit by the sea and to play on the pier.
If you’re in Brighton on Saturday 25th of April, then why not pop into Brighton Toy and Model Museum? As well as all our usual attractions and the Easter Bunny Hunt we’ll also be running the gauge 0 trains so you can see them all in action.
Our 00-gauge model railway layout is always in motion, running through our interpretation of local landmarks at a 1:76 scale, however, most of the gauge 0 trains are not normally run so when they are it’s always a bit of an occasion. Many of these trains are from outside of the UK so it’s not always possible to see them in action, running through their ~1:43 scale layout.

The trains will be running at the heart of the museum and admission covers all the exhibits in the building. If you haven’t been to the museum recently you’ll notice a few changes, such as the 00 layout being updated and modernised, and new cabinets built specially to house our expanding range of Corgi Toys.
Unfortunately, the museum will be closed to visitors on the 18th of April, although the shop and information point will still be open if you need us. And to make up for this closure we wanted to do something a little bit special for our visitors, so we’re holding an impromptu running day so you can see our collection in action. We open our doors at 11am on Saturdays and we’ll be running the trains all day on the 25th so do come along, enjoy the spectacle and don't forget that if you’re under 16 you can enter our Bunny Hunt to win free admission for a year for you and your family.
We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

You Can Count On Brighton Toy and Model Museum for Easter Fun!

Dean's March Hare and Friends
Have you been along to Brighton Toy and Model Museum to take part in the Easter Bunny Hunt yet?

The competition to count all the rabbits and hares in the museum comes to an end at the end of the month. The competition is open to children under the age of 16, and you could win anything from free admission for your family for a year to a day pass, and all you have to do is find all of our rabbits and hares. Once you’ve found them all, fill in the entry form and we’ll pull the name of the winner out of the hat at the end of the month.

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred
We’ve had many guesses, some are pretty close, and some aren’t even in the ballpark! You have to look really closely at all of the exhibits in every section of the museum because some of them are hiding away in some quite unusual places. Now, we haven’t hidden any of them on purpose, you just have to be really observant to find them all.

A Pink Rabbit Potholder
The competition is free to enter, but you need to have been around the museum to count all the rabbits and hares, for which you need to pay for admission at the current rate. Unfortunately the price of admission is going up after the Easter break so take advantage of the present lower price and take your chance to win free entry for the next year while you can!

We've given you some pictures here to start you off, now you just have to find the rest...

Best of luck!