About the Model Railex
With eight local breweries, there is a lot to love about Burton-upon-Trent or simply Burton. Most of the year, the National Brewing Centre in Burton celebrates the town’s brewing history, but for one day in early November, the focus turns to the Model Railex exhibition sponsored by the Burton Railway Society.
The show will feature 14 visiting layouts, and the organizers promise exhibits of the popular 'N' and '00' gauges along with 'a varied mix of scales and exhibits from the steam and diesel eras of the UK.'
Railex is a show that steam enthusiasts and hobbyists have grown to love. Model Railway items, Railwayana items, and relics along with full size preserved railways will be offered by various trade representatives. Your ticket includes access to The National Brewery Centre Museum and after a tour, enjoy some of the brews at The Brewery Tap Bar and Restaurant and partake of the superb lunchtime carvery held every Sunday.
Burton Railway Society
The Burton Railway Society formed in 1985 by some local railway enthusiasts for interested people in and around Burton. Some of the original members were former British Rail employees from the local steam shed, and others were still working in the rail industry. The National Brewing Centre is the former Bass Museum and later became the Coors Visitor Centre.
Entry To The Event
The show opens at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. The adult entry fee is £5.00, and children enter for £1.00. A family of four can enter for only £10.00. Booking your tickets online is an option, and every ticket entitles you access to The National Brewery Centre Museum with guided tours available at an added charge of £11.95 for an adult and £6.95 for kids.
Somewhere to Stay in Staffordshire
The weather can be a bit brisk in late October and early November, so tent camping could be a challenge. RVers and Caravaners, however, can head a few miles north of Burton toward Stoke-on-Trent to find plenty of parks. People seeking Hotels and B&Bs will find ample facilities in Burton, some within walking distance of the National Brewing Centre.
Getting To National Brewery Centre
The Centre is located just off the A511 just across the street and about 250 feet from the Burton police Station. Just to the northwest, the A511 meets with the A5121 at a roundabout. Further north of town, the A5121 meets with the A38. From the opposite southeast direction, drivers can approach the destination on the A511.
Other Things To Do Around Burton-upon-Trent
Weekend visitors will be able to explore the Burton area on Saturday before the Model Railex show, and one 'off the beaten path' place to spend an hour or so is the Tutbury Museum, located about 4 miles northwest of Burton. It is open Saturday and adjacent to the Tutbury Castle, complete with Tudor gardens and maybe even some ghosts! Another local attraction is the Moira Furnace, a 19th Century Blast Furnace that produced iron from 1806 to 1811. It is situated about 9 miles southeast of Burton
Parking is free at the Brewery Centre, and except for some areas where the streets are cobbled the wheelchair access is excellent with lifts to take people to the higher floors of the building. Please leave 'Rover' in good hands at home unless the dog is a trained assistance dog. Finally, don’t get caught in one of the Centre’s escape rooms and miss the Model Railex exhibition.
When is the next Model Railex?
The Model Railex is planned to take place at National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1NG, Sunday 1st November, 2020. This is a Model Railway Event.
01283 532 880
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