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Opening Times

From 12th April:
Shop Only


12 till 4pm

From 17th May

Fully Open:

Sun to Fri

11 till 5pm

50th Anniversary

1971 - 2021

Celebrating 50 years of the - Mevagissey Model Railway

30th June 1971 - 30th June 2021

Events and Activities

Shop window displays, Model-making challenges, Art competitions for children and adults.





All events are subject to compliance with any lockdown rules that may still apply

Art and Modelling Challenges

Railway picture artwork

You are invited to draw or paint a picture of a railway subject of your choice. More than one picture can be entered if you wish, in whichever medium you prefer - provided it is actually done by hand, not a digital creation!

Please put your name at the bottom right of the picture and if you are at school then also your age, form number and school below or on the back of the picture. Adult entries should have a signature at the bottom of the picture or attached to the back with contact details.

Each entrant will receive a 'goodie bag' and there will be cash and other prizes given in each of the age groups and categories below:

Colour picture:  Infant, Junior, Secondary, Adult

Black & white picture: Infant, Junior, Secondary, Adult

'Home Sweet Home' modelling challenge

You are invited to make a house or holiday home out of a former railway carriage or wagon More than one model can be entered if you wish and they can made be to whatever scale you prefer. Imagination will count for this as much as modelling skill!

Each entrant will receive a 'goodie bag' and there will be cash prizes for the best model and runner-up in separate categories for under-18s and adults.

'Kit-Bash-Bosh!' fun modelling challenge

You are invited to adapt a kit or parts of it to make something it wasn't intended to be! Parts from other kits or the scrap box may be used for your creation. The end result may be of any scale and any genre, whether realistic or pure fantasy!

Each entrant will receive a 'goodie bag' and there will be cash prizes for the most imaginative model and for the runner-up.

All entries should be received at the Mevagissey Model Railway by our anniversary date of 30th June and will go on display with prize awards at the village's Jubilee Hall on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd July. Collection can be made at 5pm on the day at the Jubilee Hall or during opening hours on a later day from the Model Railway.

30th June

11 a.m.

7.30 p.m.

Special ceremonial opening.

Open mic night with 'Railroad Songs' theme (venue to be confirmed).

1st July

7.30 p.m.

Quiz evening in the Jubilee Hall (in support of Mevagissey Christmas Lights).

2nd July

7.30 p.m.

Evening social event for people associated with the Model Railway.

3rd July

12.00 - 5p.m.

 7.30 p.m.

Display in the Jubilee Hall of art and modelling competition entries. Model displays by local firm Scale Model Scenery. Refreshments available.

Music and dance in the Jubilee Hall with live salsa band 'Iguana Tropicana' plus support.