East Sussex is packed with towns and villages that have plenty of historical significance and naturally beautiful surroundings. Undoubtedly the county's crowning glory, though, is Brighton and Hove, located on the south coast. In addition to its glorious beach, bohemian ambience and lively cultural centre, the city's full of fascinating attractions. One of the most interesting attractions is the Toy and Model Museum, close to many of the city's best hotels.
Brighton Toy and Model Museum
The independent Toy and Model Museum is one of the most unique and enchanting attractions in the city. Built into the Victorian arches below Brighton's train station, the museum houses more than 10,000 toys and models, displayed over 4,000 square feet of floor space.
Founded in 1991, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum focuses on the golden age of toy making, during the first half of the 20th Century. Visitors can expect a heady mix of puppets, model trains, and even radio-controlled aircraft. There are often temporary exhibitions running, as well as a collector's shop. This is an attraction that will appeal to 'kids' of all ages!
Hotels near the Museum
As the museum is located directly below Brighton's train station, there are plenty of hotels to choose from within just a few minutes' walk.
Some of the grandest hotels in East Sussex are situated on Brighton's iconic seafront. In addition to first-class service, guests can expect panoramic sea views, spanning the city's two piers.
Kipps Brighton is just around the corner from the museum, offering affordable rates in the centre of town. A short walk away in Kemp Town, visitors can choose from a number of friendly bed and breakfasts.
The Toy Museum is right in the centre of town, giving visitors the chance to explore the city's other delights. When the weather's good, the obvious thing to do is to walk due south from the museum to explore Brighton's beach and seaside esplanade. As well as the two piers, the city's home to a state-of-the-art viewing tower in the i360.
Also close to the Toy Museum is the charming North Laine area. These streets are filled with independent shops and cafés, offering the perfect opportunity to while away an afternoon and take in the city's unique atmosphere.