Hornby Visitor Centre

Hornby Visitor Centre

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, the Hornby Retail Shop offers an extensive range of Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix, Humbrol and Corgi products.

The Hornby Visitor Centre is open every day, from 10am – 4pm (October – March) and from 10am – 5pm (April – September) with free entry to the Shop and Café.














The Visitor Centre is on the move!


Artist's impression


After 60 years in Margate it’s time to say farewell to the current Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre, which is moving to Ramsgate harbour in Summer 2016!

After a recent move to Sandwich, Kent for Hornby Hobbies HQ, what better time to give the Visitor Centre a new home in the busy town of Ramsgate, right by the harbour! The Visitor Centre has been a popular attraction over the years and saw 30,000 visitors in 2014/15 - this figure is expected to rise to 500,000 in 2015/2016!

Keep a look out for more details, but for now we are excited to share with you a sneak peak of what the new Visitor Centre will look like….





Contact us for more information

  • Tel: 01843 233524
  • Email: shop@hornby.com
  • Address: Hornby Visitor Centre, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX





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