Railway Event In Norfolk

Saturday 3rd October, 2020 Railway Event October, Norfolk No comments yet.

About the Aylsham Model Railway Show

About 15 miles due north of Norwich is the town of Aylsham that brags of the historic hotel and pub named the Black Boys Inn, one of Aylsham's oldest surviving buildings dating to 1650. It is also the site of the Aylsham Community Church where those who spent Saturday night at the Black Boys Inn go to pray for forgiveness. Right next to the church is the Jubilee Family Centre, where the Aylsham Model Railway Show is held each year in October.

The one-day Saturday show begins at the Bure Valley Railway’s (BVR’s) Aylsham Station, where visitors can depart the station and use the free Routemaster Bus or stroll about ¼ mile to the Jubilee Family Canter. The Aylsham Model Railway Show is a joint effort by the Broadland Model Railway Club (BMRC) and the Railway

It would take a small novel to accurately describe all the beautiful displays and miniature scenes, the result of many hours of painstaking work by model train enthusiasts. Kids will love the 'hands-on' Thomas and Friends layout. There will be period pieces from the 1940s to the present and even some futuristic and fantasy scenes like Cato’s Pass. Compare the real-life Aylsham Station with the BVR in miniature display at the show.

Broadland Model Railway Club

The BMRC’s origins go back more than three decades. It was first formed in 1982 as the RAF Coltishall MRC. In 2006 the club’s name was changed to the Broadland MRC. The club headquarters are presently located in the village of Catfield, about 16 miles east Aylsham.

Entry To The Event

The entry fees for this event are £5.00 for adults and £4.00 for kids age 5 and older and free to those age 4 and under. The event is free for paying passengers arriving via the Bure Valley Railway. Kids can board the trains for £7.00, and adults can do the same for £14.50. One note for model owners and exhibitors: You can set up your display on Friday after 12:00 noon and Saturday before the 10:00 a.m. opening. The show should last until late afternoon.

Somewhere to Stay in Norfolk

We’ve mentioned the Black Boys Pub previously. More than just a popular place to bend an elbow with a pint of ale, it also is a restaurant and offers superb B&B accommodations. It’s located in the heart of Aylsham and is about a ½ mile walk to the Bure Valley Railway’s Aylsham station. Aylsham is only about 12-15 miles from the coast so overnighters will find many lodging options to fit any budget, including several camping spots for Caravaners.

Getting To Aylsham Station

To arrive at the Jubilee Family Centre from Norwich, drivers will need to head north on the A140 (Cromer Road) that will change to Norwich Road at the Buxton Road intersection. Simply stay on Norwich for about another 2½ mile to your destination on the east of the roundabout. Drivers coming in from the north will also take Norwich Road directly to the station. Don’t forget that if you use the Bure Valley Railway to get to the Aylsham Station and pay the fare, you will get a free entry to the model show.

Other Things To Do Around Aylsham

Weekend visitors can explore the north Norfolk County area. Military buffs will want to see The Muckleburgh Military Collection with a unique collection of model ships, tank demonstrations, and rides. A little further east is The Shell Museum in Glandford featuring the finest seashell collection in the UK with thousands of exquisite seashells plus fossils, birds' eggs, pottery, and local archaeological finds.

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People who want to bring pets to the exhibition will need to check with BMRC or the Aylsham Community Church. Some of the displays will be fragile, so it might be wise to make other plans for 'Rover'. The Jubilee Family Centre should be wheelchair accessible but do check with the church before arriving on any restrictions with this event. Finally, an October 2019 report by the Eastern Daily Press rated Norwich as 'one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK'. Maybe all the happy people were at the Aylsham Model Railway Show when that survey was taken.


When is the next Aylsham Model Railway Show?

The Aylsham Model Railway Show is planned to take place at Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, Saturday 3rd October, 2020. This is a Railway Event.

Aylsham Station
Norwich Road
NR11 6BW

Broadland Model Railway Club
01263 733 858

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