Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

steam rallies and events

Events in North East

Steam Rallies and Events in June 2020

The plan is to run all of the old steam machinery including the Victorian beam engine, boiler and gas engine and the electric pumps installed in 1926 will…

Miniature Railway / Stationary Steam

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Jun 2020: Morris Car Rally

Beamish Museum 2020
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 400.

A display by the Morris Car Club featuring up to 20 stunning vehicles across the weekend.

Classic Cars / Industrial

Sun 21st Jun 2020: Vintage Rally

Paxton House, Paxton, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1SZ.

A great day out for all the family with a fantastic array of vintage cars, motorcycles and even more. There will also be a variety of food stalls, archery…

Classic Cars / Motorbikes / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 21st Jun 2020: Reliability Road Run

Beamish Museum 2020
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

Beamish celebrates 50 years in 2020. This run is for vehicles registered before 1956 to follow a 150-mile route around Co. Durham and North Yorkshire,…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Industrial / Motorbikes

Wed 24th - Sun 28th Jun 2020: Old King Coal

Beamish Museum 2020
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

Follow the parade of miners banners through the pit village, take a trip down the mine or sit back and enjoy the sound of the brass bands.

Industrial / Open Day

This popular show returns to Preston Park with thrills and spills for all the family. There will be more than 300 classic, vintage and historic vehicles…

Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 28th Jun 2020: North East Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH.
Tel: 01484 667 776.

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Steam Rallies and Events in July 2020

Thu 9th - Sun 12th Jul 2020: Festival of 50s

Beamish Museum 2020
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

Be transported back to the days of Teddy boys, Pathé News and petticoats and dig out your 50s finery and rock 'n' roll along to this fabulous…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Industrial / Motorbikes

Sat 11th - Sun 12th Jul 2020: 1940s Weekend

Aln Valley Railway
Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Classic Cars / Military / Railways

Fri 24th - Sun 26th Jul 2020: Sunderland International Airshow

Roker and Seaburn Seafront, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 9NS.

Aircraft

Sun 26th Jul 2020: Great Northern Motorbike Event

Aln Valley Railway
Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Motorbikes / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in August 2020

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Aug 2020: Red Row Vintage Rally

Druridge Bay Country Park, Red Row, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 5BX.
Tel: 01670 825 571.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Military / Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 16th Aug 2020: Northumberland Classic Vehicle Gathering

Tynedale Park, Station Road, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AY.
Tel: 01697 451 882.

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Sun 23rd Aug 2020: Classic Bus Rally

Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Step back in time with a display of classic and modern buses, presented by Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society. Travel through decades…

Buses / Railways

Sat 29th - Mon 31st Aug 2020: Steaming Weekend & Military Vehicle Show (TBC)

Ryhope Engines Museum 2020
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

See the giant beam engines working under steam power. Car parking and admission FREE! Military Vehicle Show on ?????

Military / Stationary Steam

Sun 30th Aug 2020: Friends of Ferguson Heritage – North East England Working Weekend

Heddon-on-the-Wall, Nr Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE15 OHZ.

Sunday plays host to the Professional Ploughing Match, Auction and Dog Display Team. Working and static displays, demonstrations, steam engine ploughing,…

Auction / Country Fayre / Heavy Horses / Ploughing Match / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Steam Rallies and Events in September 2020

Thu 3rd - Sun 6th Sep 2020: Dig for Victory

Beamish Museum 2020
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

The event is focused in and around our 1940s Farm and tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital support role the British countryside played…

Country Fayre / Military / Tractors

Sat 5th - Sun 6th Sep 2020: Model Railex Weekend

Aln Valley Railway
Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Models / Railways

Darlington Model railway Club members + visiting layouts represent a wide range of model railways. Admission charge. 10am-4pm.

Models

The plan is to run all of the old steam machinery including the Victorian beam engine, boiler and gas engine and the electric pumps installed in 1926 will…

Miniature Railway / Stationary Steam

Free entry to the museum all weekend. Meet some of the rail heritage groups based on site.

Open Day / Railways

Sat 12th - Sun 13th Sep 2020: Heritage Open Days Steaming Weekend

Ryhope Engines Museum 2020
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

FREE entry and car parking.

Open Day / Stationary Steam

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