Saturday July 8th 2023
Railway Photograph Fair
A chance to come and browse and add to your photograph collection.  We have several dealers in attendance, all with interesting stocks of photographs for you to look at and hopefully purchase.  To date, those booked in are Rod Blencowe, Stuart Blencowe, Roger Carpenter, Jeremy Sutor, Mike Bentley, Duncan Chandler, Brian Moakes, 813 Fund, Welsh Railways Research Circle, Stephenson Loco Society, Hampton Loade station fund, and Barrie Geens.  The museum's own photograph archive will also be available to look at.

Following the success of the fair last January, we are holding the fair in the former nursery premises at the back of the museum again.  Signs will direct you to it, but the nursery building has one big advantage in that you will not have to climb any stairs to attend the fair.  This also makes life a lot easier for the dealers with their heavy stocks and the ageing porters who have helped in the past.  We are still pursuing the provision of lift facilities for the main museum building but these could take some time to materialise under the current economic climate.  Refreshments will be available in the nursery building as well, with a more extensive menu still being available in the museum itself.  The former nursery building is located on the right hand side of the access drive to the Severn Valley Railway Car park.

Admission is free and the fair will open at 10am and close at 4.30pm.

There will also be the opportunity to visit the book fair at the same time (see below for details).  This is being held on the upper floor of the main museum building.


Saturday 8th July 2023 and Sunday 9th July 2023
Book Fair
On sale will be hundreds of rare and out of print railway books, as well as a lot more books which will be on sale for half the marked price.  There will be lots of bargains, and many books that have been out of print for some time and are very hard to obtain.  The fair is being held on both floors of the main museum building.  Admission is free and will be open from 10am to 4.30pm.  On the 8th July, there will also be the opportunity to visit the railway photograph fair (see above for details).

Advance notices 

Film Shows
We will be resuming our film shows at the museum in October.  We will also be running some shows on Zoom as well to reach the audiences which will not be able to attend in person.  Dates of the shows will be announced shortly.  If you want to join our film shows, whether in person or on Zoom and are not yet on the publicity circulation list, then please email us at so we can send you details of the shows.

Guild of Railway Artists Railart Exhibitions
Railart 2023 will start on August 19th 2023 and will run until 1st October.  More details nearer the time.



Museum photos on the road
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For more information about these events, please contact Kidderminster Railway Museum at or ring 01562 825316.