Railway Gala Weekend

Sat/Sun 8/9 July 2017

Our Rail Gala this year will feature an intensive passenger and industrial train service on the 2 foot gauge railway.

Our resident steam locos, Peter (WB2067/1918) and Polar Bear (WB1781/1905) will both be in steam.

Model Railway Exhibition

The model railway exhibition will showcase layouts in a variety of scales and gauges along a light, industrial and narrow gauge railway theme backed up by traders and various railway societies. The Museum entrance fee includes access to all the other exhibits on site so there should be something for everybody.

Tickets can now be purchased on-line using this link via the Museum website.

You can download the Railway Gala event guide here.

Rail Gala 2017 attendees

Cuttinglye Wharf - 0-16.5 (above left)
Duffield Lane - 0-16.5
East End Yard - 0-16.5
Hendricksville - 0n30
Lyn Valley - 0-16.5
Rheilffordd Rhaeadr - 16mm Live Steam
Scratchy Bottom Halt - Gn15
Southeastern Tar Distillers - 0-16.5 (above right)
Sussex by the Sea - 00/009
Talyllyn Lake - 0-16.5
Totherend - 0-16.5

7mm Narrow Gauge Association - Surrey and South Downs Area Groups
Ffestiniog/Welsh Highland Railways
Industrial Railway Society
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Ryde Signal Box Panel
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
South Downs Light Railway Society
Southern Electric/Network South East Groups
Twyford Waterworks

Sussex Downs 009 Group Modelling demonstration

Invicta Model Rail - New Model Railway Goods
Mainline & Maritime - Specialist Books
Smith & Sons Books - Second Hand Railway Books
Supercast Figures

You can download the Railway Gala event guide here.

Future Gala Weekends - Planned Dates
2018 - 14/15 July
2019 - date to be determined.

If you would like to show off your layout, promote your society or come and sell things at our Gala event next year (railway and transport related please!) then please get in touch. (Click here to contact us)

Each year we welcome several new exhibitors and many of them become regular participants in our show.


Pictures from previous Gala Weekends can still be viewed.

- Listermania 2015 -
- 2014 -
- 2013 -
- 2010 -
- Photo Day and Gala 2009 -

- Listermania - 2008 -
- Polar Bear 100 & Sea Lion - 2005 -
- 2004 -
- 2003 -
- 2002 -

Got a question or a comment?

to contact us.
The Museum's Official Website is here.

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