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Hornby Warehouse to become new museum

Thanet District Council has granted planning permission to transform the 130,000sq ft former Hornby Warehouse in Margate, Kent into a new visitor attraction. 

The warehouse is currently home to some of the One:One Collection, a unique collection of historic locomotives, rolling stock and maintenance vehicles – some of which are the only remaining example of their kind. The project will allow the collection to be brought together and opened up to the public. 

The application was developed together with Haptic Architects, whose ideas include transforming the building’s fascia to include wall displays to give visitors a sense of what the museum is about from the moment they arrive, before taking them on a fascinating journey into the world of locomotive engineering. 

Fully developing The One:One Collection Museum is expected to take three to four years, subject to construction schedules. The museum is expected to operate seven days a week when it opens. 

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