Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre

Enjoy a fantastic day out for the whole family. See 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 home-made toys in sheet metal through to the development of the Hornby ‘O’ gauge and Hornby-Dublo.
Trace the development of Scalextric, the legendary slot car racing system, from its launch in the 1950s through to the latest detailed models.
Follow the history of Airfix from the introduction of the 1949 Ferguson TE20 tractor kit through to the brand’s latest releases.
Learn how Airfix models are made and see over 80 years of history, from the Mettoy tinplate toys of the 1930s to the high quality Corgi collectables of today.
Also marvel at the spectacular model railway and Scalextric layouts, and browse for an interesting buy in the retail shop.
Once finished, why not treat yourself to a tea or coffee in the Just the Ticket Café and try out their home-made cakes?


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