Crafty Hobbies model railways, doll houses and crafts in Barrow, Cumbria

Telephone Craft Hobbies in Cumbria on 01229 820759


Welcome to Crafty Hobbies

The number 1 model shop in South Cumbria for model railways, dolls’ houses and crafts is now selling online with special offers on selected products throughout the year and FREE POSTAGE on all UK orders over £100.

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Model railway enthusiasts and collectors should look out for our own specially commissioned Private Owner Wagon by Dapol in the livery of one of the many companies from South Cumbria & Lancashire who ran their own wagons. Previous releases have subsequently sold privately on eBay for up to £34. Crafty Hobbies recently became a Dapol Gold Stockist and have the largest range of Hornby, Bachmann, Peco, Metcalfe, Vi Trains and Gaugemaster products in Furness.

We have dolls’ houses, furniture, lighting, figures and accessories from Dolls House Emporium, Streets Ahead, Tasma Products and Hobby’s as well as some individual hand made items and soft furnishings. We also have a small selection of furniture in 1/16th scale and furniture, figures and lights in 1/24th scale.

Modellers are catered for with a large selection of plasticard and plastic section, brass tube, rod and sheet and balsa and hard wood sheet and strip. Our range of plastic kits from Airfix, Revell, Dragon, Italeri and Tamiya is presently expanding, and if there is a particular model which is not listed here then we may be able to order it for you.

For card making we specialise in decoupage, with over 800 different designs in step-by-step A4 decoupage sheets by Le Suh, Studio Light, Foliart etc and die cut designs from Buzzcraft and Craft UK as well as all the basic supplies such as double-sided tape and foam pads. We also have peel-offs and stickers for every occasion, origami and quilling papers and a range of Pergamano tools, inks and paints. Christmas crafting materials are available all year round so that you can plan ahead to make individual cards for family & friends or make your own Christmas decorations.

Children can be kept entertained with the ever popular paint by numbers, Scraperfoil and sequin art kits, including mini-kits which are ideal as stocking fillers and party-bag presents with prices from 99p.