Trafalgar Street Regeneration Project

by Brighton Toy and Model Museum in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,752

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £326.75
£10,000 target 15 days left
17% 36 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 8th March 2024 at 12:00pm

Revive Trafalgar Street: We want to attract more people to North Laine, support independent businesses, and empower the local community!

by Brighton Toy and Model Museum in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

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! 

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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.

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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. 

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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!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

Exclusive 1930s Railway Sign Inspired Pin Badge

Your donation will earn you one of our specially designed pin badges based on the design of railway signs from the 1930s. (Donation includes P&P within the UK)

£15 or more

Museum Admission + Pin + Souvenir Guide

Get admission to Brighton Toy and Model Museum, one of our exclusive railway sign-inspired pin badges, and a souvenir guidebook to take home.

£20 or more

March Train Running Day Tickets

Your donation will get you a ticket to Brighton Toy and Model Museum's next Vintage Model Train Running Day.

£25 or more

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2x Tickets (Wakehurst)

2 tickets to Wakehurst Botanical gardens

£70 or more

6 of 20 claimed

2x tickets to Cocktails and Canapes Evening

Your donation for this reward will secure you two tickets to our Cocktails and Canapes evening, with three themed drinks each plus a special tasting menu provided by Bite Sussex.

£100 or more

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£100 Voucher (The Point Hairdresser)

Stylists offer a thorough consultation, creative precision cutting and an around great experience

£160 or more

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Platinum Membership (Brighton Fringe)

Support Brighton Fringe by purchasing one of their Friends of Brighton Fringe memberships. Platinum membership entitles you to: • No booking fees • 2 for 1 standard tickets on up to 40 participating shows • Priority booking • VIP Invite to the Brighton Fringe Launch Party (plus 1 guest) • 10% off your food and drink bill at The Cleveland Arms • Komedia: Concession tickets to The Nest Comedy (3rd Sunday of the month)

£200 or more

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2 Hour Evening Tour + Fizz for up to 20 people

Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the museum's exhibits for the evening along with prosecco for up to 20 people.

£200 or more

Named Plaque in the Museum (Individual)

Get a unique plaque with personalised dedication displayed in the Brighton Toy and Model Museum Gallery of Star Supporters.

£300 or more

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Exclusive Afternoon Hire of the Museum

Hire Brighton Toy and Model Museum for one afternoon between the hours of 14:00-17:00 on a Sunday or Monday.

£500 or more

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2 Hour evening tour with founder Chris Littledale

2-hour evening tour with founder Chris Littledale + Fizz for up to 20 people. Meet the museum's founder as he guides you around the museum with fascinating facts and personal stories behind many of the museum's rare vintage exhibits.

£500 or more

Named Plaque in the Museum (Business)

Get a unique plaque with your business name displayed in the Brighton Toy and Model Museum gallery of Star Supporters.

£1,000 or more

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Top 10 Treasures Plaque (Individual)

Sponsor one of Brighton Toy and Model Museum's Top Ten Treasures and you will get your name printed on a unique plaque which will be displayed alongside the exhibit it supports.

£1,500 or more

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Drinks + Buffet In The Museum

Evening Drinks + Buffet Museum Hire for up to 50 People. Entertain up to 50 friends in the unique surroundings of Brighton Toy and Model Museum.

£2,000 or more

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Top 10 Treasures Plaque (Business)

Sponsor one of Brighton Toy and Model Museum's Top Ten Treasures and you will get your company name printed on a unique plaque which will be displayed alongside the exhibit it supports.

£5,000 or more

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Exclusive Business Sponsorship Open Day

Would your business like to sponsor an Open day? We are looking for a £5,000 sponsorship to fund a one-off open day for all residents of Brighton, which will aim to bring the community together and will grant the sponsor prime visibility through branding or logos on event promotional banners and flyers.

£20 or more

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2x Tickets to The Nest Comedy Club (Komedia)

2 Show only tickets to The Nest Comedy Club

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2x Anytime tickets (Brighton i360)

2 tickets to Brighton's i360

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Afternoon Tea for Two (The Grand Hotel)

Grand classic - voted "Brighton's Best Afternoon" on several occasions.

£100 or more

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Julian Stephens Goldsmith Voucher (£100)

£100 Voucher to use at Julian Stephens Brighton Gallery and workshop

£100 or more

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Embers Restaurant Voucher (£100)

£100 Voucher to use at Embers Restaurant

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