Our Sound-seeing tour today is to Brighton's Toy and Model Museum
on the south coast of England. Chris Littledale is a self-effacing
man in his early sixties who might appear a little eccentric to
people who don't know him. I spent a couple happy hours being shown
around the museum by him. He explained about his lifelong passion
for toys, so much so that his passion took over his life and his
small apartment. In the end, things came to a head when his friends
intervened and persuaded Chris that he needed to find a permanent
home for his vast collection.
So it was that fifteen years ago, Chris and his little group of
helpers found the arches under Brighton's main railway station were
for rent and the Brighton Toy and Model Museum was born. After more
years than Chris Littledale, the founder cares to remember, the
museum has become a landmark in the South of England for model
train and toy aficionados and the general public, who take their
children along to see the kind of toys they played with when they
Inside the museum you will find over 10,000 exhibits on display.
including: collections of toys from the last 100 years, many period
antique toys, examples from the world's top toy makers, and a
priceless model train collection. Brighton Toy and Model Museum is
one of Brighton's most fascinating attractions and an Aladdin's
cave for the whole family.
Brobdingnagian Bards perform Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the
Rings) from the Album Memories of Middle Earth