A Museum in the Making – work to start soon
As anyone who visited The One:One Collection on our first Open Day in August (part of the Hornby Open Day) knows, the collection is taking shape in Hornby’s former distribution warehouse. We’ve already done some conversion works to allow the locos and rolling stock to be housed there, but with around 130,000 sq feet of space, we’re excited about the potential for adding more precious examples of rail and transport history.
The warehouse itself is an impressive example of mid-century industrial architecture, with vast concrete pillars supporting the roofspan and giving the building an almost cathedral-like feel.
We’re chuffed to announce that planning permission has been granted for us to open up the front of the building nearest the road; adding a ramp and large doorway to allow vehicles to access the huge mezzanine area that overlooks the main engine hall.
This means that, alongside our growing collection of locos, carriages and other rolling stock, we’ll be able to display more iconic exhibits from rail and road.
Work is due to start early in 2020, so watch this space for updates and photos!