- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor
This is a real treat for toy fans, with rare examples of Britain’s best-loved knickknacks and an interactive Thomas and Friends track that will have kids drooling! Play the day away at Hornby Visitor Centre.
Track over 80 years of history from the tinplate, homemade toys of 30s era Hornby right up to the favourites of today. You’ll see some iconic model trains, 24 extremely rare models cars and a multimedia Airfix D-Day exhibition, including a 26 sq m hand built diorama! There are plenty of intriguing artefacts from yesteryear but the content is light enough that small kids can enjoy learning as much as the grown ups.
What’s great about this centre is the option to get hands on with a spectacular model railway and Scalextric track where super speed fans can race those legendary little cars. Plus make it to one of their Make 'n' Paint activity days so kids can make and decorate an Airfix kit to take home.
- Classic toy exhibit
- Visit Thomas and Friends!
- Race Scalextric
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX, England
Click here to visit Hornby Visitor Centre's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April - September: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
October - March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Kids (5-15)/Seniors: £2.50
Under 5's: Free
Family (2 adults, up to 4 kids): £12.50
30 minutes before closing time.
No pets are allowed.
Baby food facilities
There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.