steam rallies and events

Events in North West

The North West is rich in heritage attractions including railways, mining heritage sites and transport museums. Here are such delights as the Anderton Boat Lift, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, the new Lakeland Motor Museum and even the Windermere and Ullswater lake steamers.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the North West including Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumberland, Merseyside and Westmorland.

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2019

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Apr 2019: Spring Steam Gala

Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, .
Tel: 01772 728 800.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2019

Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2019: Big Birthday Gala

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, Cumbria, .
Tel: 01229 717 171 .

Celebrating the birthdays of some of the engines! The oldest engine, 'River Irt', is turning 125, 'Willan Beck' will be 90 and 'Perkins'…

Railways

Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2019: Day Out with Thomas

East Lancashire Railway
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, .
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Railways / Thomas

Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2019: Bank Holiday Friendly Engines

Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, .
Tel: 01772 728 800.

Railways

Sun 5th May 2019: Spring Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show

Ellenroad Engine House
Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Lancashire, .
Tel: 07981 391 603.

Also the Engine House is in steam too.

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

Sun 5th - Mon 6th May 2019: In Steam

Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, .
Tel: 01204 846 490.

The largest collection of working textile mill steam engines in the country. 10am-4pm both days. Free entry, and free unlimited parking on the Supermarket…

Stationary Steam

The Stott mill engine at the museum has been lovingly restored by our volunteers and will run on live steam on the Bank Holiday Monday. The engine has…

Stationary Steam

Mon 6th May 2019: Classic Car Show

Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire, SK11 9RN.

It has long been one of the north west’s most popular rallies, attracting an eclectic mix of classic cars and motorcycles from the turn of the last…

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Mon 6th May 2019: Classic Car Show

North West Museum of Road Transport
The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire, .
Tel: 01744 451 681.

In conjunction with North West Casual Classics. Come and see lots of restored classic cars from the last 70 years or so on display in the museum.

Classic Cars

Sun 12th May 2019: Festival of 1000 Classic Cars

Cholmondeley Castle, Nr Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH.
Tel: 01484 667 776.

New for 2019, we return to Cholmondeley House & Gardens with the first of two events at this stunning venue. The first Festival of 1,000 Classic Cars…

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Sat 18th - Sun 19th May 2019: Lancashire Steam Heritage Festival

Lancashire Mining Museum
Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, .
Tel: 01942 895 841.

A collaboration event between The LTEC and the Red Rose Steam Society at the Lancashire Mining Museum. Still in the planning stages but we are hoping to…

Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Organs / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 18th - Sun 19th May 2019: Model Railway Exhibition

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, .
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

Family friendly day out featuring a wide variety of working model railway layouts with over 20 operational model railway layouts set among our historic…

Models

On Platform One:  9am-3pm

Railways

Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2019: 1940s Weekend

East Lancashire Railway
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, .
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Various 1940s themed events and re-enactments will be taking place at stations along the 12 mile line. Highlights include vintage stalls, live music,…

Classic Cars / Military / Railways

Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2019: Smallwood Vintage Rally

Love Lane Farm, A50 Newcastle Road, Smallwood, Cheshire, CW11 2TX.
Tel: 07717 457 715.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Military / Motorbikes / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 26th May 2019: Steaming Day

Bancroft Mill Engine
Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, .
Tel: 01695 424 166.

Stationary Steam

Sun 26th May 2019: Classic Cars in the Park

Hutton-in-the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH.
Tel: 01697 451 882.

Classic Cars

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: In Steam

Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, .
Tel: 01204 846 490.

The largest collection of working textile mill steam engines in the country. 10am-4pm both days. Free entry, and free unlimited parking on the Supermarket…

Stationary Steam

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: Cheshire Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Capesthorne Hall, Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JY.
Tel: 01484 667 776.

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: Steam & Crafts

Anson Engine Museum
Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire, .
Tel: 01625 874 426.

Diesel engines running and craft demonstrations.

Stationary Steam

Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd Jun: Mersey River Festival

Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, .

Set to be spread across both sides of the River Mersey, the Festival is a celebration of Liverpool’s historic waterfront and is completely FREE.…

Aircraft / Maritime

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