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British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire 7th & 8th November, 2020

  • Approx 35 working layouts across the scales
  • Live steam layout
  • Family Attractions
  • Approx 30 traders
  • Numerous modelling demonstrations

For a list of layouts, demonstration and traders, opening hours and ticket price information, please select the appropriate item from the menu above.

Statement from the Great British Model Railway Show

Date of show: 7th/8th November 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last Wednesday when he introduced ‘The Rule of Six’, it has been decided, reluctantly, to concede defeat and cancel this year’s show in November.

Venue, the British Motor Museum and organiser, Publishing Works Ltd., had been confident that they could stage a safe, enjoyable and Covid-compliant event with measures in place to protect visitors, staff and exhibitors that would more than meet current requirements.

However, with restrictions increasing, rather than being relaxed and with the clock ticking, a decision had to be reached. The announcement last week had also led to a number of traders and exhibitors pulling out of the show, increasing the degree of difficulty at this stage.

We know that many people will be disappointed, especially those who booked tickets in advance, but we will be back next year with a bigger and better show for everyone to enjoy in a more relaxed environment than is currently possible.

The show’s organisers would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement to get the show on and trust we can count on a similar level of support next year. The dates for 2021 are 30th & 31st October.

Paul Appleton,
Organiser, GBMRS

15th September 2020

Anyone requiring a ticket refund should click on tickets in the menu bar above for instructions on how to claim their money back

Tap or click the video below for a taste of GBMRS 2020, courtesy of our sponsor, Hornby Hobbies.

Free courtesy bus (Saturday only)

Free courtesy bus from Leamington Spa railway staton.


Leamington Spa station 09:05 09:50 10:40 11:30 13:50 15:00 16:00
Gaydon 09:25 10:10 11:00 11:50 14:10 15:20 16:20
Gaydon 09:25 10:10 11:00 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30
Leamington Spa station 09:45 10:30 11:20 13:50 15:00 16:00 17:00

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Without doubt or question today was the BEST EVER I have spent at any Railway Exhibition, big or small.

M.W. Woodhams
The venue was also exceptional – being surrounded by classic cars really added to the feeling that it was a special day.  
Well done all those involved in organising the event.
S. Sykes
I think it’s fair to say the show was a favourite of mine – everyone I spoke to was so complimentary of the show, I’m excited for next year already!
M. Hoeren
The show certainly lived up to its name!
J. Wenlock