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Relive the story of Britain’s best loved toys. Come and see our fascinating displays, 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...more
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We wanted to go out so we did a little bit of research and gave the place a try. Initially the price isn’t too bad, under 5’s free and adults £5 but currently you get a £1 off. The building itself is big but inside...More
Franf Hornby gave all of us children the best toys every from the 40s onwards. We wanted to play with everyone one. At 65 you just want to get back there. However there are too many children wanting to do the same . Spoiling our...More
I took my 6 year old Grandson to visit The Hornby Visitor centre today. It has a lot to recommend it, if it was all in working order! Unfortunately, despite having a number of elaborate model train layouts, there were very few trains actually moving....More
We went here on a wet afternoon as a dry place to visit, as a visitor centre I was not that impressed, one of the big tracks had been taken out, so they reduced the price from £5 to £4, should have made it free....More
Date of experience: December 2018
HornbyVisitorCentre, Manager at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019
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The layout has been taken out for refurbishment, a staff member should of explained this at the till that is why we have taken £1 off entry price.
We run the shop, museum and café all staff...More
Easy location to find, near B & Q. Plenty of parking.
£5 per adult.
The shop is really large and there is so much choice. Very reasonable prices.
The museum is simply amazing, it is stacked with everything, so many exciting trains, boats, cars and...More
I was quite pleased to have found this as it is a bit tucked away. Free parking and you need to pay for the museum. I was concerned as I was in there about 20 minutes and not one member of staff spoke to me...More
We visited on a Sunday afternoon. We found ample parking at the site (which is free).
2 adults and 2 children (one under 5) cost us just £10 to get in to the museum.
Once in the museum there are things to entertain adults and...More
Came here as we were going round the North Kent coastal towns on Wednesday, greeted by a very nasty burning smell with smoke around the area of the centre - not a good start. Inside the centre itself was interesting in itself with displays, some...More
The staff didn't show any interest in customers.
The exhibition of Hornby trains from the beginning of production was very minimall.
Were was the pre war and early post war 3rail sets only 2very small display cabinets
Why no running models of 3 rail 0...More