Welcome to the Brighton Toy Museum's Trafalgar Street Regeneration Project!
Our beloved museum, a treasure trove of nostalgia and wonder, is seeking your support to restore and preserve its historic home on Trafalgar Street in Brighton making it the new gateway into the city from the station. Over the years, the museum has enchanted generations, but now it requires revitalization to continue captivating young minds preserving the heritage of toys and revealing the gem that is the Museum with its 12,000 exhibits.
One of the first things visitors to Brighton see is a gloomy underpass daubed with graffiti and strewn with old posters and stickers. It's surprising to discover that this underpass houses one of the best collections of toys and models in the world!
The Brighton Toy Museum has been an iconic cultural institution for over 3 decades. Our mission is to conserve, exhibit, and celebrate a diverse collection of toys that have fascinated and delighted people of all ages. With your generous contributions, we aim to restore and upgrade the Trafalgar Street location, ensuring its continued presence as a vibrant hub for education, exploration, and joy.
The Museum, working with Benedict O'Looney Architects and the Railway Heritage Trust, has been granted planning permission to replace the modern brickwork which fills the 20-foot-high Victorian arches with glazing to regenerate the area by illuminating the street and revealing its unique treasures.
With support from the Railway Heritage Trust, the Museum has made it over the 50% mark. We are now fundraising for the remaining amount and you can play a significant part in helping us achieve this target.
Your support will assist in refurbishing the museum's infrastructure, preserving its historic architecture, and maintaining the integrity of the building. Furthermore, we aim to make the museum accessible to everyone by implementing necessary accessibility features through crime prevention practices including better lighting of the passageway and CCTV.
Every contribution counts! Your donations, no matter the size, will make a tangible difference in preserving this cultural gem. Here's how you can support us:
- Donate: Your financial contributions will directly fund the restoration and enhancement of the museum.
- Spread the Word: Share our campaign with friends, and family, and on social media to help us reach a wider audience passionate about preserving history and fostering creativity.
- Volunteer: Your time and expertise are invaluable. Join us as a volunteer to support various aspects of the project.
Your support will not only help revive the Brighton Toy Museum's Trafalgar Street location but will also contribute to preserving an essential part of Brighton's cultural heritage. By revitalizing this space, we'll continue to inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning for generations to come.
Thank you for being a part of this exciting journey!