Welcome to our events list for 2019

Sun 14th April

The great North Steam Fair at Beamish open air museum

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Sun 14th April

The great North Steam Fair at Beamish open air museum

See an array of steam and motor transport – from locomotives and traction engines to cars and motorbikes – in action across the museum.

Star attractions confirmed so far for 2019:

  • Manchester Tram 765 courtesy of Heaton Park Tramway.
  • Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ 40 courtesy of Crich Tramway Village/National Tramway Museum.
  • River Irt visiting from the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and Katie courtesy of Ravenglass Railway Museum – a demonstration line has been laid at The Colliery railway and you’ll be able to take a short train ride hauled by River Irt and Katie – the first 15-inch gauge locomotives to operate at the museum!
  • Visit a Model Tramway Exhibition in the Collections Study Room at the Regional Resource Centre on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April. Enjoy 10 model tram layouts, including a model of Beamish! Two trade stands will be selling model tram kits and accessories.
  • 1906 Morriss steam car – the sole survivor of only four Morriss steam cars ever built. The company was based in London and is not to be confused with the more famous Morris (spelt with one S) Motors of Oxford.

SUN 21st April

KIrkby Stephen and Brough Easter Running Day

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SUN 21st April

KIrkby Stephen and Brough Easter Running Day

The Cumbria Easter Rally, the UK’s biggest, free rally of classic commercial vehicles turns 21 on Easter weekend, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2019, when the quintessential event returns to Kirkby Stephen and Brough.

Held at some of the most picturesque locations in the Upper Eden Valley and in the Cumbrian North Pennines’ area of outstanding beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park (Westmorland Dales), the two-day event attracts thousands of people to South East Cumbria to view the impressive display of much loved vintage vehicles that, alongside a picturesque road run across the fells, frames a host of other activities and stalls for shopping and food and drink.  

Well-preserved and lovingly restored vintage lorries, buses, coaches, Land Rovers, military and utility vehicles, tractors and other farming vehicles, vans, wagons and old pedal bikes will be exhibited across various sites across Kirkby Stephen and Brough with free classic bus rides available between them. 

mon 22nd april

York Model Railway Exhibition or National Railway Museum

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mon 22nd april

York Model Railway Exhibition or National Railway Museum

The York Model Railway Show has expanded to become the North’s premier event and, at three days, one of the longer running Model Railway Shows in the Country. 

The exact total and blend of exhibitors varies from year to year but we aim for a total of between 110 and 130 stands including around 40 working layouts. We also have a range of trade displays, together with stands for specialist societies.

sun 5th may

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and Transport rally

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sun 5th may

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and Transport rally

The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza is a spectacular event which takes place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend in the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

The event celebrates the local Victorian heritage with fairground rides, street entertainment. Including street fair, rides and stalls. Or alternatively explore the local area, the fantastic shops and eateries, The Great Orme and Conwy. Llandudno offers something for everyone.

sun 12th may

Rotherham - South Yorkshire Transport Museum

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sun 12th may

Rotherham - South Yorkshire Transport Museum

The South Yorkshire Transport Museum, formerly the Sheffield Bus Museum, is a museum which documents the history of transport in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas. The museum is located in the village of Aldwarke, part of Rotherham. In addition to buses the museum also features the lower deck of a former Sheffield Tramway, a tractor, a lorry, milk floats and an extensive array of bicycles plus static displays of models and memorabilia.

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