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Swindon Railway Festival 2017
September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for the the biggest GWR event in the UK as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of King George V! You’ll get to see some of the finest model railways in the UK – uniquely built by railway groups and enthusiasts – many on display for the very first time.
THIS IS THE PLACE where you’ll see some of the finest model railways in the UK!
These spectacular model railway layouts are displayed longside STEAM’s permanent exhibits and locomotives so you can experience intricate model railway scenes alongside the real thing!
Model railways on display are uniquely designed and built by railway groups and enthusiasts.
Don’t miss our fascinating modelling demonstrations too. Weather you’re a keen modeller or a beginner wanting to get started, you’re sure to find out all you need.
- 24 gigantic model railways, including nine brand new layouts!
- Children’s interactive model railways
- Live steam display by Hatch Heritage & Steam Engineers
- GWR Swindon Works Hooter
- Three new special exhibitions, celebrating KGV’s 90th Birthday
- Over 30 trade stands and exhibitors
- Inspirational modelling demos
- BBQ, Real Ale Bar and Café
To keep you refreshed, there’s a Real Ale Bar plus Festival Barbecue (with seating) in our Festival Marquee, as well as STEAM’s own Platform One Café where you can relax and choose from a fine menu of hot and cold snacks.
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm
ADMISSION: Adults £12.00 Concessions £9.00 Children £8.00 Family £32.00
Layouts booked to attend:
East Midland Test Track
Lough Engine Shed 1950-1965
Chapel En Le Frith
2mm Fine Scale
7mm Broad Gauge
Alma Street Quay
7mm Narrow Gauge
Scale 7 7mm
4mm Fine Scale