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
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.
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.
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 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.
The Lanes are a collection of narrow lanes in Brighton, in the city of Brighton and Hove famous for their small shops (including several antique shops) and narrow alleyways.HistoryThe area that is now the Lanes was part of the original settlement of Brighthelmstone, but they were built up during the late 18th century and were fully laid out by 1792 which was after the supposed benefits of sea water had been made public by Dr Richard Russell of Lewes but before the Prince Regent made Brighton one of his homes by developing the Royal Pavilion.BoundariesThe Lanes are commonly taken to be bounded by North Street to the north, Ship Street to the west and Prince Albert Street and the north side of Bartholomew Square to the south. The eastern boundary is less well-defined and can be considered either East Street or Market Street.Meeting House LaneMeeting House Lane is one of the wider lanes which meets with the busy shopping road of North Street and eventually winds around to Market Street. The north end of Meeting House Lane meets North Street a few yards down the road from the southern end of North Laine which is not part of The Lanes.Dukes LaneUnlike many of the other lanes in this oldest part of Brighton, Dukes Lane, which leads off of Duke Street, was a "reproduction street" constructed in 1979 and is relatively new.
Take a flight to the skies and see Brighton and Sussex as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft high to enjoy breathtaking 360° views of up to 26 miles from the world’s tallest moving observation tower and the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.
British Airways i360 has a fully enclosed, aerodynamically shaped, futuristic glass viewing pod with room for up to 200 visitors to move around in and admire the views from different angles.
British Airways i360 pod houses the Nyetimber Sky Bar, the most unique bar in the UK. The beach building, at the base of the tower, includes The Belle Vue Brighton restaurant; a shop and fully flexible hospitality rooms. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the West Pier Tea Room, located in a reconstructed 1866 West Pier toll booth.
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Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Real Ice Rink.
Viewed by many as the most romantic and beautiful setting for a rink in the country, under an hour from Central London, it set a new standard in Christmas ice rinks for thousands of visitors last year.
With the former Royal pleasure palace as backdrop, the 840 square metre rink has space for 260 skaters per session and superb child-friendly facilities, with penguin stabilisers and learners’ area, as well as boots available in sizes from ‘just walking’ with double blades to safe blades for bigger kids.
Whether you are bringing the kids for a cake and coffee, dropping by for a drink after work or going on a Christmas outing with the family, we can offer you a good time.
The best open air cafe in Brighton right in the heart of the cultural quarter.
Currently in our 75th Anniversary serving our very many regulars with the highest standards of food and drink, quick and great customer service.
Baby Footprints and Handprints
Birthday parties for all ages
Great for foreign language student outings
Gift Vouchers for those arty friends you know would love it!
OPEN EVERY DAY!
Cosmo's is a shop run by a couple in Brighton who have a passion for all things geeky. Selling all sorts of toys and collectibles, Cosmo's caters to the young and the... not so young. Most things in the store relate to tv, movie or gaming and we have a specific love for Star Wars and Pokemon.
- New toys
- Signed memorabilia
- Vintage toys and figures
- Retro game consoles and games
- ArtFX, Play Arts and Kotobukiya statues
- Various trading cards including Pokemon and Magic the Gathering
If you like Pokemon cards we have boosters, decks, tins, rare individual cards including EXs and we also sell 6 commons/uncommons for 50p!
If you like to trade come in after 4 on a school day for manic Pokemon trading madness!
Hope to see you at Cosmo's soon!
We stock a wide variety of quality brands, including;
YooHoo and friends
Le Toy Van
As well as toys, we have a great range of puzzles, games and activity sets, including science and discovery kits from Great Gizmos.
We have a large range of pocket money and party bag toys, and a lovely range of partyware from Meri Meri.
Non-Profit Organization Near Brighton Toy and Model Museum
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Brighton and Hove City Mission is an non-denominational Christian Charity that makes a positive difference to people. We serve the City through running Brighton's busiest Food bank, a Chaplaincy team for care homes and a schools team serving over 20 Primary Schools. We work in partnership with churches, schools, charities and the local authority.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary Distance: 0.4 miTourist 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.
Brighton Naked Bike Ride Distance: 0.4 miTourist Information The Level, Union Road Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 3FX
Brilliant Brighton Distance: 0.5 miTourist 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The LGBT Community Groups Network has been set up to help smaller, not-for profit LGBT groups to get to know and support each other better, share opportunities and resources, and to access specialist advice, information and support to help with their work.