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Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton and Hove | Tourist Information

52-55 Trafalgar Street
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom BN1 4EB

01273 749494

WELCOME to the group for Brighton Toy and Model Museum, a truly extraordinary attraction full of childhood dreams and memories... Looking to revisit your childhood? Want to show your children/grandchildren or even grandchildren the toys you used to play with? Or in turn want to see what your parents/grandparents or even great grandparents used to play with? … … Then you will enjoy a visit to Brighton Toy and Model Museum, home to one of the finest collections of toys and models in the world. Situated under Brighton station, you will find a treasure cove of over 10,000 exhibits on display, including collections of toys from over the last 100 years, period antique toys, examples from the world’s top toy makers plus priceless model train collection. The museum is one of Brighton’s most fascinating attractions and an Aladdin’s cave for the whole family to enjoy! What You Will See: - A priceless model train collection with an extensive ‘0’ gauge working layout - A working ‘00’ model of the Sussex countryside - Tin Plate toys, cars and buses, exotic toys and model ships, large-scale radio controlled aeroplanes and helicopters - Dolls and rare dolls house furniture - Old-fashioned penny arcade games and a working mutoscope, displaying early photographic animation - Many types of construction toys - Soft toys, teddy bears, puppets and toy theatres - Military and Historical dioramas

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Brighton Fishing Museum
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
201 Kings Road Arches
Brighton, BN1 1NB

+44 (0) 1273 723064

Old Police Cells Museum
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Town Hall, Bartholomew Square
Brighton, BN1 1J

01273 291052

To book a tour round the museum please call Brighton Town Hall on 01273 291052. The tour is free but donations are welcomed.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
4 Pavilion Buildings
Brighton, BN1 1EE

03000 290900

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a municipally-owned public museum and art gallery in the city of Brighton and Hove in the South East of England. It is part of "Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove". It is free for local residents but charges around £5 per non-resident visitor.HistoryThe building which houses the collection is part of the Royal Pavilion Estate and was originally built for the Prince of Wales, later George IV and completed in 1805. It was initially intended as a tennis court but had never been finished, and later served as cavalry barracks.After the death of George IV in 1830, his successor King William IV also stayed in the Pavilion on his visits to Brighton. However, after Queen Victoria's last visit to Brighton in 1845, the Government planned to sell the building and grounds. However the Brighton Commissioners and the Brighton Vestry successfully petitioned the government to sell the Pavilion to the town for £53000 in 1850 under the Brighton Improvement (Purchase of the Royal Pavilion and Grounds) Act 1850.In September 1851 it was announced that part of the Pavilion was to be appropriated for annual art exhibitions and two months later the first of these was held. The local talent to which it was confined included Frederick Nash and Copley Fielding. The room devoted to the exhibition was the original South Gallery, now the First Conference Room, but later the exhibitions even spread to the Great Kitchen.

Royal Pavilion
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
4/5 Pavilion Buildings
Brighton, BN1 1

03000 290900

The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England. Beginning in 1787, it was built in three stages as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century. The current appearance of the Pavilion, with its domes and minarets, is the work of architect John Nash, who extended the building starting in 1815.HistoryThe Prince of Wales, who later became George IV, first visited Brighton in 1783, at the age of 21. The seaside town had become fashionable through the residence of George's uncle, Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland, whose tastes for cuisine, gaming, the theatre, and fast living the young prince shared, and with whom he lodged in Brighton at Grove House. In addition, the Prince of Wales was advised by his physician that the seawater would be beneficial for his gout. In 1786, under a financial cloud with investigation by Parliament for the extravagances incurred in building Carlton House, London, the Prince rented a modest erstwhile farmhouse facing the Steine, a grassy area of Brighton used as a promenade by visitors. Remote from the Royal Court in London, the Pavilion was a discreet location for the Prince to enjoy liaisons with his long-time companion, Maria Fitzherbert. The Prince had wished to marry her, and did so in secrecy, as her Roman Catholic religion prohibited his marrying her under the Royal Marriages Act 1772.

The Regency Town House
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
13 Brunswick Square
Hove, BN3 1EH

01273 206306

Booth Museum of Natural History
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
194 Dyke Road
Brighton, BN1 5AA

+44 (0) 1273 292777

Booth Museum of Natural History is a municipally-owned museum of natural history in the city of Brighton and Hove in the South East of England. Its focus is on Victorian taxidermy especially of British birds, insects, as well as fossils, bones and skeletons. It is part of "Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove". Admission to the museum is free.HistoryThe Booth Museum was opened in 1874 by naturalist and collector Edward Thomas Booth. Booth was particularly interested in birds, and it was his ambition, though not fully realized, to collect examples of every bird species found in Britain. Each species collected would include a male, a female, a juvenile and any plumage variations. He presented his bird collection in Victorian-style dioramas that attempted to recreate how birds would appear in the setting of their natural habitat. Booth was a one of the pioneers of such diorama displays, and his museum, the first to present its collection in this manner in Britain, influenced how other museums would present animal species in their displays.Booth donated the museum to the city in 1890 with the proviso that the display of over 300 dioramas should not be altered, and it was opened under Brighton civic ownership in 1891. In 1971 the Booth became a Museum of Natural History.The museum continues to feature the dioramas of British birds in their habitat settings, as well as collections of butterflies, and British fossils and animal bones. Other items have been added to the museum's collection through the years, and it is now home to a collection of 525,000 insects, 50,000 minerals and rocks, 30,000 plants and 5,000 microscopic slides.

Preston Manor, Brighton
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Preston Drove
Brighton, BN1 6SD


Preston Manor is the former manor house of the ancient Sussex village of Preston, now part of the coastal city of Brighton and Hove, England. The present building dates mostly from 1738, when Lord of the manor Thomas Western rebuilt the original 13th-century structure (part of which remains inside), and 1905 when Charles Stanley Peach's renovation and enlargement gave the house its current appearance. The manor house passed through several owners, including the Stanfords—reputedly the richest family in Sussex— after several centuries of ownership by the Diocese of Chichester and a period in which it was Crown property. Since 1932, when the Stanford family bequeathed the building to Brighton Corporation, Preston Manor has been a museum and exhibition venue evoking upper-class life during the Edwardian era. A walled garden, designated as being of historic interest, has old flint walls, a ruined wellhouse and a pet graveyard, among other features. The manor house is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Britain: it has been the subject of ghost tours and television programmes, and a wide range of ghostly sightings have been alleged over a long time period. English Heritage has listed the house at Grade II* for its architectural and historical importance; some other structures in the garden are listed at the lower Grade II.

Preston Manor
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Preston Drove
Brighton, BN1 6SD

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Brighton-Lusaka Health Link
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 5BE

A link was established between University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Lusaka, Zambia and BSUH NHS Trust and Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2005. The group became recognized as a charity in September 2011. The charity is a separate organisation from BSUH and is governed by a board of Trustees which meets every two months. These meetings are also attended by individuals who contribute to the aims of the Link. The aims of the link are: Provide educational and clinical support for Health Care Workers at UTH to help them provide a high standard of care in Lusaka Arrange short-term visits to deliver defined courses or educational objectives or clinical services Host visits for health care workers from UTH for a defined period to enable them to develop their professional training Share educational materials, in particular making use of e-learning Provide medical equipment for use in Zambia Broaden the clinical experience of health workers based in Brighton Funding relies on individual donations, pay-roll giving, one off fundraising events and grant applications.

Peer Action
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 3EX

Peer Action is a Brighton & Hove based charity who provide peer support in the form of social activities for anyone effected by HIV, either through their own diagnosis or a diagnosis of friends/family members. Events include: Therapy Days, Swimming, Yoga, Films & Comedy, Ten Pin Bowling, Day trips to local attractions Peer Action also have a Women's group. Our Aims and Objectives To encourage participants living with HIV to value their health and well being while minimising the impact of isolation and anxieties, though community focused peer socialising, education and support To create a safe, confidential space for a community led peer support group to meet in a relaxed, informal and social setting To enhance the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual health and well being of people living with HIV & AIDS in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas To reduce anxiety and stress, by building resilience and skills for each participant to create peer support, whilst improving their relationship with themselves and others To support the formation of groups for various activities - social, physical, companionship, support, training, advice. Please Note: we DO NOT publish events on Facebook (as it refuses to import events) ALL our events are listed on our website

World Cetacean Alliance
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive,
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 2ET

+44 (0)1273 355011

INTRODUCTION At the 1st World Whale Conference, 26-27 October 2012, delegates agreed that a new coalition should be formed to effectively protect the world’s cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) from the many and varied threats that they face. This coalition will be a partnership of NGOs, whale and dolphin watching businesses, and passionate individuals, all prepared to work together and shout louder on behalf of cetaceans than ever before. So why do we need it? BIRDS In the 1970s birds were in trouble. Vulnerable species were becoming extinct, common species were rapidly becoming uncommon, and critical habitats were disappearing fast. The formation of a global alliance – eventually to be called BirdLife International – took, and continues to take, powerful steps to turn the fate of the world’s birds around. WHALES AND DOLPHINS “Vulnerable species becoming extinct, common species rapidly becoming uncommon, and critical habitats disappearing fast” – sounds familiar? It’s time for a new global alliance if we are to effectively protect cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) from the many and varied threats that they face. This new organisation will be a partnership of NGOs, whale and dolphin watching businesses, and passionate individuals, all prepared to work together, faster and louder on behalf of cetaceans than ever before. The community of people with an interest in protecting cetaceans is one of the largest for any group of animals in the world. According to statistics sourced from both IFAW and Planet Whale it includes over 3,300 whale and dolphin watching businesses, 150 NGOs, and 13 million people going whale watching every year. Joined together this community has the potential to be enormously powerful and influential; to run global campaigns with the backing of millions of people, to target specific issues with enough support to achieve rapid change, to pull in significant new funding, to reach more of the public than ever before, and to ensure the success and growth of every member organisation. On 8th June 2013, on World Oceans Day, 22 partners from 10 countries launched the World Cetacean Alliance to bring the community together. Planet Whale does not intend to lead this new organisation. Planet Whale facilitates partnerships and community engagement projects around the world to achieve positive change for cetaceans and their habitats. By facilitating new partnerships Planet Whale empowers other individuals and organisations to be more effective through collaboration. Successes include the Responsible Whale Watch Partnership, WhaleFest, and the World Whale Conference. With advice from Birdlife International, the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations, Planet Whale is facilitating the World Cetacean Alliance. VISION The World Cetacean Alliance will represent a new and powerful global community willing to work together to protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans), and their habitats. We will stand by the following principles: • The Alliance will actively seek recognition and influence as the largest international network of experts and advocates for cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). • Our emphasis will be to involve the widest possible stakeholder community, and especially the general public, in all of our agreed strategies, policies and programmes; globally, regionally, and locally. We believe everybody deserves a say in the important decisions that affect whales and dolphins. • We will seek innovative and positive solutions to the issues affecting cetaceans by adopting an inclusive, solutions-driven approach at all times. • As the global Partnership empowered to speak with one voice to protect cetaceans and their habitats, we recognise the value of collaboration and respect the ideas and principles of all of the Partners as equals.

Academy Of Creative Training
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
8-10 Rock Place
Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 1PF

+44 (0) 1273 818266

Brighton's drama school offering Professional Actor Training & a range of courses for all ages & abilities.

Ditch the Label
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
15-17 Middle Street
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 1AL

(01273) 201129

Welcome to Ditch the Label - one of the world's largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities. Each week, we provide pioneering and award-winning support to thousands of people aged 12-25, helping them to overcome bullying. We also produce revolutionary new research and public campaigns designed to generate innovation and societal changes.

Brilliant Brighton
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 1EE

The first Brighton BID was introduced in September 2006 and consisted of around 300 traders all located in the heart of Brighton – parts of the North Laine, North Street and parts of The Lanes. During April 2011 the businesses in the BID were re-balloted, along with the addition of traders in Western Road and Preston Street to see if there was an appetite to enlarge the BID area. The vote was positive and on the 1st July 2011 the new BID came in to being. It will last for 5 years until 2016 and now encompasses 517 city centre retail and hospitality businesses. The new BID covers Western Road, Preston Street, North Street, parts of both The Lanes and The North Laine. Over the next 5 years nearly £1.8m will be invested in Brighton city centre by its traders, for more information on the BID you can look at the business plan. The Brighton BID was formed to create a thriving, safe, clean and vibrant city centre that residents and visitors want to come back to time and time again. Brilliant Brighton will focus on creating a safer environment for visitors, producing exciting Christmas light displays and dressing the city for summer with hanging baskets and bunting. We are also working with businesses to support trading in other ways by reducing overheads and providing business support. By working in partnership with agencies such as the Police, City Council, the Business Crime Reduction Partnership and transport operators the BID is at the forefront of strategic thinking that will benefit Brighton City Centre for years to come.

Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
154-155 Edward Street
Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 OJG


Photoworks is the UK’s leading agency for photography. We produce commissions, exhibitions and events including Brighton Photo Biennial, publish books and the influential journal, Photoworks Annual. Collaborating with a broad range of artists and organisations, engaging the widest possible audiences, Photoworks encourages debate and inspires new thinking about photography. Founded in 1995, Photoworks has developed an international reputation for the quality and originality of its programme and for its expertise. We discover and nurture talent, supporting outstanding photographers to make new work. Our innovative education projects encourage participation and inspire creativity. This diverse programme explores all forms of photography. We work strategically to support photographic activity nationally and promote British photography to an international audience. We are a trusted partner of leading photographic institutions in the UK and abroad. Our exhibitions are regarded as inspirational and many of our books have become collector’s items. Our influential magazine, Photoworks, a unique forum for British and international photography and visual culture, is available from selected retailers worldwide and by subscription. In 2011 Photoworks merged with Brighton Photo Biennial. During October-November 2012 Photoworks with the Brighton Photo Biennial will deliver the 2012 BPB festival. Keep checking our site and here on Facebook for events and announcements nearer the time.

Stay Up Late
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
9 Russell Place
Brighton, United Kingdom BN12RG


The Clock Tower Sanctuary
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
WENLOCK HOUSE, 41-43 North Street, access via alley on Ship Street
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 1RH

01273 722 353

The Clock Tower Sanctuary provides a client-centred advice and day centre for 16-25 year old homeless or insecurely housed people. We are open 6 days a week providing free food, information, computers and a safe warm space for people to use when they want. The majority of the Clock Tower Sanctuary team are volunteers with one full-time member of staff and two part-time, at any one time we have between 20-30 fully trained volunteer support workers. If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or do some fundraising then please check out our website. We always need volunteers and training is provided.

The Regency Town House
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
13 Brunswick Square
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 1EH

01273 206306

Evolution Arts
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
2 Sillwood Terrace
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 2LR

01273 204204

Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
17 Tichborne Street
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 1UR

01273 772090

The Children's Parade
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Same Sky, The Annexe Studios, Belmont Street
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 4HN


For over 25 years the Children’s Parade has opened the Brighton Festival, with 5,000 local schoolchildren stepping into showstopping costumes they have designed and made themselves. Almost 80 local schools, infant to secondary, take part and enjoy a real sense of pride as their hard work turns into a vibrant procession of dance, drama and fun for the whole city to watch. Around 10,000 people come along to see the parade and be part of the largest annual children’s event in the UK.

First Base BHT
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
St Stephen's Hall Montpelier Place
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 3BF

BHT First Base is a resource centre that helps people to move away from rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove. We work with people who are rough sleeping or who are vulnerably housed by providing hot meals, showers, laundry and access to IT facilities. We work with people to find suitable housing, address their medical needs, and provide a range of activities help people access training and employment opportunities.

BHT Heritage
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
First Base Day Centre, St Stephen's Hall, Montpelier Place
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 3BF

01273 326844

Zap Art
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
37B Brunswick Place
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 1ND

Zap is a charitable organisation, which aims to bring new art to new audiences by taking art to the heart of communities. Zap's ambition is to create cultural exchanges, deliver exciting, sustainable events that make a difference to places and the people. Zap is one of the UK’s leading creative producers, renowned for its work on ambitious, high quality artistic projects and educational programmes, working across multiple art forms with a diverse range of collaborators from across Europe and further afield. Zap's strength lies in its ability to work at the largest scale, on complex, partnership projects, with meaningful participation and engagement, while delivering the artist’s vision and producing inspirational site specific work. During its 30 year history, Zap has successfully delivered hundreds of projects, nationally and internationally, and was proud to be selected as central London hub producers for Showtime: London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Zap focuses on the following main activities: • Artists – Increasing funding available and offering professional development opportunities to support artists in creating new work in a diversity of contexts • Partnerships – Consolidating and expanding partnerships working with communities, local, regional, national and international partners across a diversity of sectors (arts, heritage, education, community business, government) • Education & Outreach – Working with schools, colleges, community groups, artists, heritage organisations to develop skills, build capacity widening access to arts, culture & heritage • Production – Development of high quality, multi disciplinary, cross art form work through commissioning or co-producing to enhance cultural programmes and inspire audiences.

Help the Street Animals of Morocco- HSAM
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
10 St Luke's Terrace
Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 9ZE

01273 241 802

Our approach moves away from the familiar sanctuary/rescue model. Our work will never see animals confined in cages; instead we return each cat and dog to its familiar surroundings, (excepting those few whose needs require a permanent home), reducing stress and maintaining a stable, healthy population. Our veterinary procedures are carried out using sterile techniques. We have provided up-to-date equipment and medical supplies from the UK, making each operation as safe as possible for each animal in our care. Experienced Veterinary personnel and animal handlers travel to Morocco for each trip.

Sussex Nightstop
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
11 St George's Place
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 4GB

Sussex Nightstop Plus Coordinater, Marie: 07500 770996.

Sussex Nightstop is based on, and affiliated with, DePaul UK's Nightstop Model. We aim to provide young people facing homelessness, a safe alternative to emergency accommodation options in Sussex, by placing them in the homes of approved volunteer hosts recruited through Sussex Nightstop Plus. Accommodation is provided on a temporary basis from a night up to a month at a time. Nightstop is designed to resolve the immediate housing crisis and we will ensure that the young person works with support agencies to find a more permanant housing solution. All young people accepted onto the scheme will get help with resettlement through a Housing Advisor provided by YAC-YMCA. Under 18s will be allocated a specialist Housing Options Advisor and/or a Family Mediator.

Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
ONCA, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 4GB

01273 607101

ONCA's mission is to inspire creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change. The ONCA Gallery is a key hub for arts/ecology discourse. We curate and host exhibitions, performances, outreach and events that ask questions, tell stories and initiate conversations about environmental and social change. Above the gallery, 'Upstairs at ONCA' is a research and studio space used by creative freelancers, environmental charities and universities – exploring the benefits of creative co-working and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Brighton Naked Bike Ride
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
The Level, Union Road
Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 3FX