NEC show tickets now on-sale!

11 June 2024
Tickets for The National Festival of Railway Modelling at the NEC are now on-sale and, in a first for an NEC railway modelling show, include a car parking discount worth up to £8.95!

The ‘pre-book package’ for the show over the weekend of November 23 & 24, costs just £20 and includes:

  • Adult ticket – you save £5 on the pay-on-the-door price
  • Car parking discount code* – you pay just £10 (£18.95 on the day)
  • Early entry from 9.30am (non-booked visitors enter from 10am)
  • All visitors get a ‘The National Festival of Railway Modelling’ souvenir edition of BRM worth £6.99

To book your tickets, click here


It has also been revealed that children under the age of 16 can enter for free when attending with a fee-paying adult. Visitors can still pay on-the-door for £25 but do not qualify for the car parking discount or early entry.


Steve Cole, publisher of the Railways Portfolio at show organisers Warners, feels it was important to make car parking more affordable for visitors: “Whilst we strongly recommend using public transport to visit the NEC, we listened to visitors of past NEC shows who were unhappy at the high car parking charges. We felt it was right to reward those who pre-book their tickets by adding a car parking discount to their ticket saving of £5, and ability to access the show 30-minutes before those who pay-on-the-door.”


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The show will be the UK’s largest railway modelling exhibition with over 60 of the country’s best model railways already confirmed and over 70 leading manufacturers, retailers, specialist suppliers and clubs/societies and more being added each week. The show website is now live at


*Discount code is only redeemable when you book car parking in advance via the NEC website


A couple of questions - a great lineup of layouts and traders, but are there planned to be any demos or presentations/seminars? Secondly, there's no option for a two day ticket. It looks a lot to do in one day, and many of us will be travelling from outside the Midlands.

Posted by Paul Cole on Fri 14 Jun 21:12:48

On sale should be two separate words, it doesn’t require a hyphen.

Posted by Jeff Groom on Tue 11 Jun 15:52:22