A new Visitor Information Centre will provide a draw for visitors arriving by train and will direct them into the North Laine. The new centre will be housed within the Brighton Toy and Model Museum at the top of Trafalgar Street, a short walk from the station.
The Visitor Information Point will have an array of leaflets and information, plus staff offering basic advice and help. More complex requests for assistance with things like accommodation and transport tickets will be directed to the main Visitor Information Centre next to the Royal Pavilion.
Officials hope the move will mean more people accessing the city centre or beaches via the many local shops, bars and cafes in the area. It is also thought likely to attract more customers for the Toy Museum.
Cabinet councillor for tourism David Smith said, “Most rail travellers seem to walk straight down Queen’s Road towards the beach and Clock Tower. We aim to signpost them to this new information point and divert thousands more people down into the North Laine.
“These independent shops are part of what makes Brighton unique and we’re thinking very hard about how we can support them during this business downturn.”
The Toy and Model Museum is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday and closed Sundays and Mondays.
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