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Friday, 14 December 2007

"A Victorian Christmas Magic Lantern Extravaganza"

On Friday Dec. 14th, Peppers Ghost presented:
'A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MAGIC LANTERN EXTRAVAGANZA'

This was truly an evening of entertainment that took us back!

Live music and narration accompanied the slides, bringing the images to life and making the evening intimate and enchanting for all ages.

The show featured historic slides of Brighton, railways and lifeboats as well as numerous narrated vignettes, projected optical patterns (which were activated by turning a crank!) and 2-frame animated slides. Many of the historic slides were hand-tinted and others (like the Punch and Judy sequence) were illustrated in bright colours. Fantastic fun for the whole family, hopefully to be repeated soon!

Friday, 7 December 2007

"Transports of Delight"

ON SAT DEC 7, 2007, GUESTS ENJOYED AN ENCHANTING
EVENING OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT...

'Transports of Delight' was yet another magical evening at the Museum. Music and entertainment were accompanied by a fully licensed bar and the fun continued till late...

Saturday, 1 December 2007

TRAIN RUNNING EVENT WITH A 'CONTINENTAL' THEME!

DEC 1st - TRAIN RUNNING EVENT WITH A 'CONTINENTAL' THEME!


Numerous rare French trains made the rounds on our beautiful 0 gauge and 00 gauge layouts throughout the day.

Visitors to the Museum celebrated with chocolate cake and bubbly as the newly restored locomotive, 'La Chocolat Nord' made her first run since 1939 after being brought back to life by Chris Littledale, the Museum Director over the last 2 years.

Striped shirts and french moustaches added to the fun as well as a live 'sound show', recreating the sounds of a French railway station. It was definitely a day of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Friday, 29 June 2007

Argus: "Fairground of the past on display"

The Argus has published an article about the new exhibit. Click the link below to read it.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

FAIRGROUND EXHIBIT OPEN THRU OCT 31

FAIRGROUND EXHIBIT OPEN THRU OCT 31


From June 26 through October 31, 2007, visitors are guaranteed to be entertained by our new Fairground exhibition. Come and admire colourful miniature swing-boats, dodgems, carousels and and rollercoasters and as well as an authentic, life-sized distorting mirror, which is sure to raise a smile!

During the opening, music from this beautiful fairground organ filled the streets, surprising passers-by.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Tony Robinson news coverage

Tony Robinson's visit to the museum was covered in the Brighton Argus:
Article: "Going back in time with Baldrick's toy soldiers", Brighton Argus, Sun 3 June 2007


Tony Robinson is patron of the Museum's "Making History Fun" campaign.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

The Museum, on BBC News

BBC News filmed a news story at the museum, with Tony Robinson promoting the "Making History Fun" campaign.

The video can be played online from the BBC News website:
"Robinson returns to Brighton" (video)
"Actor, author and presenter Tony Robinson has been taken on a trip down memory lane at Brighton's Toy and Model Museum."

Friday, 1 June 2007

Tony Robinson visits museum!

On Friday June 1st, the Museum welcomed the patron of the Museum's 'Making History Fun' campaign, Tony Robinson for a special visit.
Tony Robinson enters the Museum
After being shown round the Museum, Tony Robinson signed the Museum guest book.
Tony Robinson signs the Guestbook

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

'Hop on a Bus' - Special Exhibition


The Museum is holding an exhibition entitled 'HOP ON A BUS', displaying model buses and memorabilia. The exhibition was opened on Tuesday 1st of May by Roger French, Managing Director of Brighton and Hove Buses, and runs from 1st of May to 16th of June inclusive.

The Museum is promoting the bus and, in particular, Brighton and Hove Buses, with its exhibition. This is all part of the Museum's programme 'Making History Fun'.

Chris Littledale, founder of the museum, welcomed Roger French to the event and both made relevant speeches. The exhibition launch was a charming event as Roger is a great supporter of the Toy and Model Museum and of the bus industry.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Smugglers' Week - April 11-14

From Wednesday April 11th - Sat April 14th, the Toy Museum became a set for our special Easter holiday Smugglers' Week event, featuring two live performances (at 12 noon and 3pm) each day. Visitors heard grisly tales of smuggling days from an old smuggler in his lovingly re-created prison cell as he awaited transportation to the colonies!

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Music Hall Extravaganza

On the evening of Sat April 7th the Museum filled with guests for our Music Hall Extravaganza; an evening of music and costume, featuring Trevor Littledale as our MC and numerous musicians. Guests were invited to attend in fancy dress and there was a fully licensed bar.