Hornby Visitor Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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Hornby Visitor Centre

Margate, Kent, England

Attraction Information

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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 and 24 extremely rare models cars! 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 Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX, England


Click here to visit Hornby Visitor Centre's website
01843 233524

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours


Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £5.00
Kids (5-15)/Seniors: £2.50
Under 5's: Free
Family (2 adults, up to 4 kids): £12.50

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing time.

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed.

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.


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