Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre

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Join us for a journey through the history of Britain's best-loved toys!


Featuring rare products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi archives, track the history of Hornby’s iconic model trains from Frank Hornby’s early home-made toys in sheet metal, through the development of Hornby ‘O’ gauge and Hornby-Dublo.

Don't miss the spectacular Model Railway and Scalextric layouts, plus grab the latest products in the Shop which offers an extensive range of Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix, Humbrol and Corgi products. 

The Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre is open every day, from 10am – 4pm. 

The 'Just the Ticket' Café will re-open on the 1st May, serving between 10am - 3.30pm.


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Hornby Visitor Centre Fun Day July 2018
Hornby Visitor Centre Birthday Party Poster
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We're proud to announce that the Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre is now an accredited Public Learning Destination for Kent Children's University™, and can issue Learning Credits for participating children's Passports to Learning.

The accreditation shows that our methods for inspiring and educating children and young people meets with the Quality Assurance process of National Children’s University™ Trust. Kent Children’s University™ (KCU) is part of an international charity that provides 5 to 14 year olds with access to exciting and innovative CU Learning Activities and experiences outside the normal school day. They reward children’s participation in voluntary learning activities that will develop their skills and raise aspirations for the future.

If you would like more information about Kent Children’s University™ please visit their website

Contact us for more information

Tel: 01843 233524

Email: visitorcentre@hornby.com

Address: Hornby Visitor Centre, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX

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