The museum is compliant with all current government regulations. The museum has a one-way route and visitors are asked not to enter the next zone until vacated by previous visitors to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained. Visitors are asked to provide a name and telephone number on entry for track and trace purposes and face masks must be work while visiting the museum for all over age 11. There is currently no booking system for the museum as visitor numbers can be accommodated under the current arrangements, so please just turn up.
The museum contains the toy and model collection of Ian and Rebecca Gregory, which has been accumulated over many years. The collection includes vintage as well as more recent toys: Star Wars, 00 Gauge model railway, Corgi and Dinky cars, indoor model village, a large collection of Tri-ang tin plate vehicles, pedal cars, cars and models from film and TV, games from the past, dolls houses, model buildings and much more. The collection also includes a model of the Titanic made of 22,000 matchsticks and over 4ft in length and Steiff Automatons.
An entertaining visit for all the family. For the older generation a chance to revisit childhood, for the younger an opportunity to see that there was fun before electronic games and for those in between a chance to inspire and entertain your family.
The model railway is the centrepiece of the museum and provides a showcase for many vintage toys and models as part of the landscaping. The engines include many famous names and also more contemporary rolling stock.
The museum is located in The Old Chapel, Chapel Street, Sidmouth, previously the United Reformed Church. While there is no car parking at the museum it is located within the heart of Sidmouth which has many public car parks close by.
The museum will be opened on the following dates and times:
19 - 31 October 10am - 4pm*
14 - 23 December 10am - 4pm*
The museum may open at other times and private visits can be arranged. Educational trips from schools are welcome.
Please call to arrange a visit outside of planned opening dates
£2.95 children (ages 4 to 16)
£12.50 family ticket (including up to three children)
£3.50 Senior Citizens
£3.50 Students (With valid ID)
£4.00 Concessions for Disabled Visitors (includes 1 carer)
School Groups and Private visits POA
Well-behaved dogs welcome :)
If you have a collection that you would like us to display, please get in touch. We are happy to attribute any displays.
If you would like to work as a part-time volunteer in the museum, we would be interested to hear from you.