Return of Swindon Railway Festival

By Barrie Hudson - 11 August 2023


The organisers of Swindon Railway Festival promise 20 of the UK's greatest model railway layouts, displayed against the backdrop of the full-sized treasures held by the town's museum of the Great Western Railway.

It will be held on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September.

A spokesperson said: "You'll also see new special exhibitions, unique trade stands and modelling demos." 

The model railways on display will be in a variety of scales, showcasing the skill of their modellers. 

The demonstrations will come courtesy of some of the finest modellers, covering subjects such as soldering, model locomotive and wagon building and the best techniques for making models appear authentically weathered. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to browse the wares of many of the most respected traders in the hobby. 

For families the attractions on offer will include children's interactive model railways, activity trails and thought-provoking activities including bridge-building. 

Tickets are priced at £14.60 for ages 16 and over, and £9.70 for children aged 3-16 accompanied by an adult. Children aged under three will be admitted free. 

Full details, including steadily- updated lists of displays, vendors and other participants, can be found at 



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