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The WonderWorks by Hornby Hobbies

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens
Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Open daily 10am - 4pm (last entry to the Experience / Café at 3:30pm)

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 café 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.

Adult tickets are £5 with concessions available for families, children and groups.

The all new Cafe can be visited without buying a ticket to the attraction.

Keep your eye out for announcements #WonderWorksMargate. Follow The WonderWorks Margate on social media for the latest news, events and offers


Full Price
Child (5-15 years)
Concession (60years+)
Student (with valid student ID)
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children)
Adult annual pass
Family annual pass

Under 16s need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Group prices on request.


Hornby Hobbies Ltd
Westwood Industrial Estate





Credit cards accepted
Gift shop
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
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