Brighton’s first station partnership
Brighton Toy and Model Museum has now officially signed as the first community rail partner to Brighton Station. The museum is located in the Victorian arches underneath the station and is home to one of the finest collections of toys and models in the world. It has over 10,000 exhibits on display, including collections from the golden age of toy making and a rare vintage model train collection. In partnership with the station, the museum will provide information on the history of Brighton Station and its trains to visitors to the popular south coast station through displays within the station.
Anthony Dowsett, Station Manager at Brighton Station, said, “I am very excited about this long overdue partnership. Both the Museum and Brighton Station can mutually benefit from this Community Partnership and create an exciting experience for families, passengers and enthusiasts.”
Chris Littledale, Toy Museum Founder said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Brighton Station and the Toy Museum to unite and become friendly partners. We will both benefit. After all our treasures are below and the beautiful historic station above.”
Jan Etches, Deputy Manager of the Toy Museum, said, “We are delighted to have this partnership – it is an exciting new chapter in the history of the museum and the railway station.”
Catherine Simmons Line Officer with Sussex Community Rail Partnership, said, “We are delighted to bring these two historic institutions together and hope this is the first of many partnerships at Brighton.”