Peak Model RailwayExhibition 2023

10th and 11th June


Situated in the heart of the Peak District of Derbyshire Bakewell is a busy town with a variety of shops and cafes. The Peak Exhibition is held at the Agricultural Business Centre which is a modern purpose built venue surrounded by a large 'Pay and Display' car park a short distance from the town centre.


The Exhibition will host up to 15 layouts together with a selection of traders selling books and model railway items (both new and secondhand).


Opening times 

10am to 5pm both days.


Admission Prices

Adults             )

Concessions  ) To be confirmed

Family             )


How to get there by Car

The Agricultural Business Centre is well signposted on all roads leading to Bakewell, the access road being approximately half a mile south of the Town Centre on the A6 heading towards Matlock. The Post Code for the Centre is DE45 1AH.


How to get there by Bus

Frequent bus services run from the surrounding towns and villages direct to the centre of Bakewell, a short level walk away from the Agricultural Business Centre. Details of bus times are available from the Derbyshire County Council online journey planner 




Please keep watching - details will be added as layouts are confirmed.




Please keep watching - details will be added as traders are confirmed.


Demonstrations and Societies


Please keep watching - details will be added when confirmed.


  Peak Model Railway Exhibition 2019


These are a small selection of the layouts that were on show at the 2019 exhibition. 


Wingfield Junction

Based on a busy station somewhere in the East Midlands


A small town in deepest Suffolk with a branchline connecting to the main line to London


Museum of Transport

This fun layout is full of action with something for everyone

To see more of the 2019 Exhibition there are three videos on YouTube. As well as the video produced by James Harrison of Chesterfield Railway Modellers (click here) there is a two part YouTube video produced by Martin Edwards which can be watched by clicking here (part 1) and here (part 2).   


 Peak Model Railway Exhibition 2018


These are a small selection of the layouts that were on show at the 2018 exhibition.  

Karolina Falls

 This North American narrow gauge layout was fascinating visitors with the waterfall of REAL water and was awarded Layout of the Exhibition


 A large circular layout showing the Great Western at the time just beforethe nationalisation of the railways.



Cardboard Works

 It was very impressive to see these models built of cardboard.(We cannot keep John away - he comes every year to entertain visitors and show what can be achieved using materials which cost very little).




A fascinating small layout showing the London Underground alongside a BR yard.