Photos by: 1 - Frank Martin, 2 - Corran Selman, 3 - David Babaian, 4 + 5 - Geoff Griffiths
Join The One:One Collection on its most exciting journey yet, as we bring some of the most iconic and historically important UK railway locomotives and rolling stock to their new home on the Hornby site in Margate, Kent.
In The One:One Collection, the stars of the show aren’t scale models, but the real thing – iconic locomotives, rolling stock, maintenance vehicles and memorabilia – 1:1 scale and up close. The collection’s new home isn’t yet fully open to the public, but now you can get on board, follow its progress, and learn about opportunities to be among the first to see the collection as it arrives.
In November 2019, we were chuffed to be granted planning permission to create a new vehicle entrance to the front of our 130,000 sq foot former warehouse, the first step in creating a new visitor attraction for Kent.
Now we’re delighted to announce The One:One Collection has appointed Haptic Architects, a London-based firm with links to Thanet to work with us on the building’s gradual evolution from storage facility to museum in the making.
Haptic have already come up with some fantastic early ideas and we can’t wait to see what happens over the coming months. They’ll be working closely with us to satisfy Thanet District Council’s Planning requirements so we can realise this exciting development in Margate.
Our first visitors were able to see the growing collection in August 2019, as part of the Hornby Open Weekend. Although fully developing The One:One Collection Museum is expected to take three to four years, subject to construction schedules, we hope to welcome rail enthusiasts to more open days in the meantime.