We are pleased to announce our most ambitious venture to date – we are opening a new branch of Kernow Model Rail Centre in Guildford.
We expect to open on 1st May with a range of special events during the week to celebrate.
We have the full support of the major manufacturers and model railway magazines, most of whom will be represented during the opening week of events.
We will be looking for additional staff to become part of the team and work in our new shop, which will be located on Stoke Road. We would be delighted to receive CVs for full or part time staff to be based at the Guildford branch. Please send them to email@example.com. All mail and web orders will continue to be dealt with from our Camborne shop, Guildford will be for personal callers only.
We chose Guildford as this is an area that is very familiar to us with regular exhibition attendances in the area. We also have a large customer base who already use our mail order service and, through our research, there is a lack of any dedicated model shops found in the surrounding area.
Chris Trerise, Managing Director of Kernow Model Rail Centre, said “It is vitally important for the future of our hobby to attract new modellers and this can only be done by having a physical shop to showcase the vast range of products available. Our Guildford branch will build on the success of our Camborne shop in having working displays and knowledgeable staff to assist”
The shop will be located at 75b Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 4HT, currently this is Pedal Pushers, as shown in the image below.
The shop is within easy walking distance of both Guildford mainline (11 minutes) and Guildford London Road station (8 minutes). While parking is not permitted immediately outside the shop you can park for up to two hours in surrounding streets. Waitrose is also just five minutes walk where you can park for up to 90 minutes provided you also spend above a certain amount in Waitrose.
Surrey County Council operate a Park and Ride scheme in Guildford - https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-other-transport/guildford-park-and-ride - the Friary Bus Station is an eight minute walk.
We will update this page with more information about the opening and the refit as we have it!
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