The WonderWorks by Hornby Hobbies

Located in Margate,  The WonderWorks (previously Hornby Visitor Centre) offers an engaging, educational,  and affordable experience for visitors of all ages.

The reimagined experience features new miniature worlds and incredible exhibition pieces, along with a redesigned cafe with updated menu featuring local produce.

Look out for new exhibits and layouts that cater to speed freaks, engine geeks, and car connoisseurs! Whether you’re a model train enthusiast, a car aficionado, or just love innovative engineering, there will be something special for you.

In addition to interacting with the impressive exhibitions, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the history of the company and to learn how Hornby, Airfix, CORGI, Scalextric and Pocher make their models and kits.

Daily workshops and special events will help new and existing Hornby Hobbies fans to get the most out of their hobby.

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Opening Times

Open daily.

10.00am  – 4.00pm (last entry to the Experience/Cafe at 3.30pm)


We are accessible friendly. There are no steps, if you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter then you will be able to come onto our site with no problems. Most of our displays are at the correct height to be seen by all and we have 1 wheelchair that can be used. We also have 2 disabled parking bays that are closer to the front doors than the normal parking spaces. Please speak to a member of staff for any further assistance and they will be happy to help.


Member: Gold member

ATAK Trade Pass Accepted

Events at The WonderWorks by Hornby Hobbies