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7 November 2015 – 31 January 2016


Roof Top Foyer

Working in partnership with Bexhill Museum, De La Warr Pavilion will be showing a selection of tin plate toys from the museum’s collection produced between the late 1960s-1990s.

Tin is a lightweight and easy to work with material yet it is tough enough to withstand heavy use which made it an incredibly popular choice for toy manufacturers. Popularised in the early 20th century, the display will comprise of internationally produced toys from the last 50 years that includes wind-up animals, friction cars and science-fiction inspired items. The simple yet ingenious mechanisms that create the jumping, rolling and spinning of these toys has given them their lasting appeal and many are now highly prized and collectable.


Sunday 3 January

Tin Toy Demonstration Day

1 – 4pm


This drop-in session will give all ages the chance to handle a selection of items from Bexhill Museum’s tin plate toy collection and see them in action.

Sat 7 Nov 2015-
Sun 31 Jan 2016

Tickets: Free entry

Booking & Information:
01424 229 111
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