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The Hornby Visitor Centre

Westwood Industrial Estate, Ramsgate Road | Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate CT9 4JA, England
+44 1843 233524
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Fun for the family!

Trains and scaletrix! What more can we say. There's a set up of trains where the public can play... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
drcrab12
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a visit

My daughter, two granddaughters and I have driven passed this place on numerous occasions and never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy K
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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The Hornby Visitor Centre takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of Britain's best loved toys. The Visitor Centre also hosts a well stocked shop and the Just the Ticket Cafe. Pocher Model Exhibition being shown at the Centre, this exhibition features 24 rare and sought after Pocher models including the Fiat F2 130HP Racer. Please note that Spring/Summer 2016 the Visitor Centre will be relocating to its new purpose built premises in Ramsgate Harbour. Look out for facebook posting with regular updates about us.
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“model railway” (17 reviews)
“airfix models” (13 reviews)
“train set” (11 reviews)
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Westwood Industrial Estate, Ramsgate Road | Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate CT9 4JA, England
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+44 1843 233524
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Trains and scaletrix! What more can we say. There's a set up of trains where the public can play with them. And lots of other model trains from all decades. There's a cafe on site which is reasonable in price.

Thank drcrab12
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Co-ordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a good time at the Hornby Visitor Centre. Kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, two granddaughters and I have driven passed this place on numerous occasions and never taken much notice of it. The other day, however, we were at a loss of what to do to keep the girls amused and decided to pop in -...More

Thank Joy K
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Co-ordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Hornby Visitor Centre. Hopefully you will come back and see us again. Kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

My two boys 6 and 11 did not want to leave, They loved playing the 2 scalectrix circuits and the model railway layouts. Good value (£12.50 for family I think). Could do with a few more interactive exhibits and children had to wait their turn...More

Thank Adelle100
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Co-ordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only here for an hour or so with grandchildren but had a good time and so did they. Pricing seems fair and cafe was ok, plus it brought back some memories for me. Would go again

Thank John P
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a good time at the Visitor Centre.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our two year old son here and he absolutely loved it, will definitely re visit if we come this way again. The train toys and ride along train set in the cafe after was a big hit!

1  Thank alucken
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you and your son had a good day at the Visitor Centre! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I had a lot of Hornby when I was young and so did my children. So it was great to go and see all of the models that are historical (wow, that makes me feel old) and current.

Thank Cliff T
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We love that people can come here and feel a sense of nostalgia as they walk around. Hopefully you will visit us again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Took my Grandson as he loves Thomas the tank engine, He absolutely loved it and spent almost all of his time on the first exhibit a Thomas the tank engine Hornby 'oo' track. The Cafe area is great as the place was practically deserted and...More

1  Thank FIREMALC
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable visit. I will pass on your lovely comments to the café staff! Kind regards

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say about this place? My husband loved it, I'm not into trains and cars but I did enjoy it, you can make it a quick visit or a longer visit, I'm sure children will love to play with the racing car...More

Thank Jackie M
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coorinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 June 2017

I grew up with Hornby and Scalextric toys, so I was kind of excited when my kids wanted to visit this attraction. I was very surprised that you had to pay to get in, given the fact that you had to walk through a massive...More

Thank Dominic B
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found your visit somewhat disappointing. Thank you for your comments about the displays and layouts, we will be sure to pass these on to...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

I went with work here, it's only £5 to get in, there are some wonderful displays, good for children and adults, I liked the large replica cars, the cafe is wonderful.

Thank Viv B
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good time. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards

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Zamarud A
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Hi Its around 83 miles about 90 minutes / make a day in Margate
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Response from SimonJudge1978 | Reviewed this property |
fantastic if you like model cars trains and airfix
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