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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Brighton Street Party, 7-9pm


Thursday September 23, 2010

Join us in Trafalgar Street under the bridge at Brighton Station to witness the celebrity unveiling of the stunning Pullman Wall Mural and the Glamour of Brighton exhibition within the entrance area of the Brighton Toy and Model Museum.

This event is hosted by the Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the 5BEL Trust.

Chris Littledale's design for the mural (above)
There will be LIVE special sound effects< for all forms of transport and more besides...

Museum Director Chris Littledale performing his Sound Effects Show

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the 5BEL Trust are celebrating the eagerly anticipated return of a much loved Brighton icon – the world’s only all electric Pullman train – the elegant Art Deco style Brighton Belle. The 5BEL Trust’s £1 million restoration by professional railway engineers is to ensure the train’s return, in Olympic year 2012, to the mainline on the 80th anniversary of its construction.



The dramatic near life size Mural depicts the train drawn up at a platform in Brighton Station. The windows of the Pullman come alive with contemporary figures from the train’s heyday.


Closeups of the mural panels (above and below)
 

Within the Museum, the new Glamour of Brighton exhibition depicts Brighton’s history through to the present, featuring a series of spectacular exhibits from the Museum collections.

The base of the exhibition display has a 3D relief of the Victorian cast iron Brighton Seafront Railings and those organisations, whose generosity with money and “in kind” help has facilitated these “public benefit projects”, are being acknowledged with placards hanging from the handrail (click to visit our Sponsors Page).

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Museum Improvements and Upgrades

A rare Hornby lantern
Major renovations over the past year at the internationally renowned Museum include new showcases, spectacular new exhibits and new world class “green” energy efficient museum display lighting. The photos below show some of the recent improvements including the Brunel bridge and new displays.

What will be on display in the new cases???
The new Brunel bridge
The new model plane display
Looking through the arches
One of the beautiful new display cabinets
The top arch
We hope you'll come to the museum soon and see the improvements for yourself!!!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

TRAIN RUNNING EVENT - 'RACE TO THE NORTH' SATURDAY NOV. 14, 2009

Layouts running 11 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 -4:00 pm
Join us here at the Museum to see '0' and '00' gauge trains from all eras; from the pre-grouping of independent companies through to the glorious streamliner era of the 1930's to today's high speed electric trains.

Normal museum admission prices apply
Admission includes entry to the Museum

This event is being run in collaboration with The Train Collectors Society