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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
All reviews model railway airfix models train layouts train set thomas the tank engine local college trains running interactive displays toy shop thomas train childhood toys certain age well stocked shop brings back memories rainy day trip down memory lane couple of hours
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
What was I expecting? Judging by some of the reviews, a tired nostalgic journey down Memory Lane. Yet I thought it was enlightening about the company history, its many mergers and the peril the model industry often finds itself in when trends change.
An interesting place to visit that has a small museum, a large shop and a cafe. The museum has a fascinating display of toys and models, which really is a trip down memory lane. There is a nice cafe with plenty of seating and lots...More
I visited with a friend and we came by train. There are regular buses from Ramsgate railway station to the Hornby Visitor Centre and the bus stops right outside.
Before we went around the centre we had lunch in the cafe and the service was...More
what a great day we had, for the adults it was like going back in time seeing and playing with our childhood toys. and the children had even a better time, it was like they were given the keys to a toy shop.More
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Hornby Visitor Centre and for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, it is great to hear that both adults and children had a good time....More