The Festival of Model Tramways is the premier event for the model tram enthusiast.
The 2017 Festival will be held on 22nd & 23rd July at the London Museum of Water & Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, TW8 0EN
For admission charges and transport links to the museum, Click here. There is a discount for on-line booking in advance.
Opening times are 11am to 4pm
Now in its twenty-ninth year, this national exhibition features the highest quality model tramway layouts and displays. There are sales stands to supply the modeller with all the necessary materials, kits, drawings, photographs, books etc., for model tram building. There is a competition, with a trophy given for the best model tram of the show (no competition entry fee, just bring along your models).
In previous years the exhibition has alternated between the Kew Bridge Steam Museum and venues further north such as the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire, the Birmingham and Midland Museum of Transport at Wythall and the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester, now our regular northern venue. The 1998 Festival, held in Fleetwood, was one of the events held to celebrate the centenary of the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad. In 2013 (1:16 model by Terry Russell - left) we moved to the prestigious Fairfield Halls, Croydon but this is now closed for renovation, so for 2017 we will return to the Kew Bridge Steam Museum, now know as the London Museum of Water & Steam.
Get a free downloadable high quality A4 size poster for the show in PDF format.
The latest news of the Festival of Model Tramways will appear on this page as soon as it becomes available.
There are also a number of films of the Festival on our Videos page.
Contact the Festival Manager, John Prentice
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