Meetings, Exhibitions and Events.

All events take place at the FTMR Building, near the main car park of Markeaton Park in Derby unless otherwise specified.

Public Opening of Famous Trains.

Click on the links below to download and view a calendar of when the Famous Trains model railway Building in Markeaton Park is open to the public.

Download a 2018 Calendar in M/S Word

Download a 2018 Calendar in PDF

November Remembrance Openings. 3rd, - 5th, 10th - 12th, and additionally 17th - 19th November.

Over the first three weekends in November, including the adjacent Mondays, Famous Trains will be remembering the two world wars and those who worked hard during those difficult time to transport men, armaments and materials for the war effort.

Supporting the Royal British Legion, we shall decorate the main model railway hall with appropriate aircraft flying above our model railways.

On our Chinley and Darley Green OO-scale model railways the trains you will see will be what might have run there (or somewhere!) during one or other of the two world wars. You will see troop trains, armaments trains, an ambulance train and much else that you will not normally see at Famous Trains.

Weekends 3rd to 5th, 10th to 12th, 17th to 19th November. Trains of Remembrance weekends.

Christmas Special Openings. 15th, - 16th, and additionally 22nd - 23rd December.

See Santa Claus in his Grotto!

Easter Special Openings. 19th - 22nd April 2019.

Easter eggs and bunny rabbits! A GWR layout will be running.

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