Model Railway Event In Worcestershire

Saturday 2nd May, 2020  -  Sunday 3rd May, 2020 Weekend Model Railway Event May, Worcestershire No comments yet.

About the Open House Weekend

Birmingham is the second-largest metropolitan area in England with a population of over four million people. It is the birthplace of Neville Chamberlain (1869 –1940), who served as Prime Minister of the UK from May 1937 to May 1940. He is best known for his foreign policy of appeasement that we all know did not work out so well. Trusting a certain European dictator was a questionable move but attending the Open House Weekend at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) in Kidderminster will leave you feeling appeased with no questions asked.

Kidderminster is located about about 20 miles southwest of Birmingham, The Kidderminster Town Station of the SVR plays host to this annual two-day event usually held in early May.

Visitors can ride in historic carriages through the heart of the Severn Valley that includes parts of Worcestershire and Shropshire. There will be access to the activity that goes on behind the scenes that keep the SVR running smoothly. Some of the most popular attractions are the model railway layouts that will be on display. The mood of the event is captured in the words of one event coordinator who said, "It's all about people with a love for Severn Valley Railway coming together to show what they can do in miniature…” Expect to see about 30 displays, many visitors from all places, and a trip back into the 1930s in the wonderfully recreated Kidderminster Town Station. 

Severn Valley Railway

The SVR began in 1862 linking Hartlebury with Shrewsbury and several other towns and villages along a 40-mile trail. It lasted until 1963. Two years later the Severn Valley Railway Society was formed and over the years the original 5 ½ miles has grown, adding the Highley, Arley, and Bewdley stations in the 1970s and finally the Bridgnorth station in 1983 and Kidderminster Station in 1987.

Entry To The Event

The main office at the Kidderminster Station is usually open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where telephone calls will be accepted to answer any questions. The Open House is a special event and the exact timetables and fares have not yet been established. Please check back as the event approaches for the latest information as well as a line-up of any special attractions. 

Somewhere to Stay in Worcestershire

Birmingham is a large metropolitan area that will offer many Hotels and B&B accommodations to fit within every budget. By May, the icy winter has passed and that will allow Campers, Glampers, and Caravaners to find pitches in many caravan sites along A456 west of Kidderminster.

Other Things To Do Around Kidderminster

Holiday makers looking for some unusual attractions in Birmingham will not be disappointed. The Lapworth Museum of Geology will take you back a few billion years with its outstanding geological collections. Your 10-year-old already thinks they are smarter than you are so make them prove it at the Thinktank Science Museum featuring over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology.

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Parking is not free at the SVR Car Park as visitors will need to buy a £4.00 token for the full day that you will need to exit the parking area. Dogs are welcome but owners will need to pay a £3.00 fare for any journey. Assistance dogs travel free on the trains. Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call and seek advice before booking as access on trains and stations that date back to the 1850s may prove difficult. Finally, don’t be too critical of Neville Chamberlain. Appeasement was supported by many of the British upper class including the Royal Family, the House of Lords, and the BBC.


When is the next Open House Weekend?

The Open House Weekend is planned to take place at Kidderminster Town Station, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX, Saturday 2nd May, 2020. This is a Weekend Model Railway Event.

Kidderminster Town Station
Comberton Hill
DY10 1QX

Severn Valley Railway
01562 757 900

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