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 South West

The South West region has a fascinating industrial, mining and railway heritage. From Cornish tin mines to steam railways and many types of museums all set against the stunning scenery of the West Country.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the South West of England including Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Sat 11th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Weekend Steaming

Crofton Beam Engines 2020
Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01672 870 300.

Stationary Steam

Sat 11th - Sun 12th Apr 2020: Pageant of Transport

Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, .

Over 40 years of showing classic vehicles and one of the longest running events at Easter time in the country.

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Mon 13th Apr 2020: Mil in Steam

Coldharbour Mill 2020
Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon.
Tel: 01884 840 960.

A unique experience and bring history to life as we light the Lancashire Boiler, stoke the fire and step back in time to the Victorian Era when water and…

Stationary Steam

Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Monday Steam Up

Westonzoyland Pumping Station 2020
Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset.
Tel: 01278 691595.

Stationary Steam

Sat 18th Apr 2020: Salisbury Vintage Spares Sort Out - CANCELLED

Salisbury Livestock Market, Netherhampton Road , Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8RH.
Tel: 07778 502 467.

Tractor spares, agricultural bygones, tools, barn and shed clearances, farm, garden and forestry, engines. 7am-1pm.


Sat 18th - Sun 19th Apr 2020: Trainwest

Springfield Community Campus, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9DN.


Sun 19th Apr 2020: Wessex Vintage Day

White Horse Country Park, Coach Road, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4LX.
Tel: 01225 754 374.

In conjunction with the West Wiltshire Society Model Engineers.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Classics at the Mill

Haselbury Mill, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7NY.

Classic Cars / Wind/Water Mills

Thu 23rd - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Spring Steam Gala

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, TA4 3RU.
Tel: 01643 704 996.


Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Model Railway Exhibition

Yeovil Railway Centre 2020
Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, Yeovil, Somerset.
Tel: 07970 594 797.

On both days we will hold a Model Railway exhibition in the historic Transfer Shed. We will also operate optional diesel rides and a Miniature Railway…

Miniature Railway / Models / Railways

Sat 25th Apr 2020: Classic Car Day

Finch Foundry 2020
Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon.
Tel: 01387 840 046.

Amazing cars of all ages. With so many on show you're sure to see something new, bold or beautiful. 11am-6pm

Classic Cars / Industrial

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Westbury Transport & Vintage Gathering

Top Field, Flowers Farm, Bratton Road (B3098) , Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4TT.
Tel: 01373 864 166 / 07516 599 179.

This heritage event welcomes all types of vintage and classic vehicles and machinery, road and agricultural, tractors, military and emergency vehicles…

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Wartime in the Cotswolds

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2020
The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
Tel: 01242 621 405.

Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway's nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to…

Military / Railways

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Model Railway Weekend

Avon Valley Railway 2020
Bitton Station , Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, Bristol.
Tel: 0117 932 5538.

Models / Railways

Sat 25th Apr 2020: Camborne Trevithick Day - cancelled

Streets of Camborne, Camborne, Cornwall, .
Tel: 01872 540 575.

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.   The streets of Camborne will come alive with a spectacular day of free Steam, entertainment…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Miniature Steam / Models / Organs / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Thu 30th Apr - Sun 3rd May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally

Yeovil Showground, Dorchester Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9TA.
Tel: 01935 808 095.

Sadly this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. An exciting family fun day out with a range of vintage and classic vehicles including…

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Fire Appliances / Military / Miniature Steam / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2020

Sun 3rd May 2020: Wheelnuts 2020

St Roses School, Stratford Lawn, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AP.
Tel: 01453 763 793.

The annual classic motor show known as ‘Wheelnuts’ is staged in the beautiful grounds of St Rose’s each spring. It has become a very…

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Sun 3rd May 2020: Minehead Bus Running Day

Bus Station, Minehead, Somerset, .

In association with Quantock Heritage where we will be 'beside the seaside' again for 2020. We again will be based in the centre of Minehead and…


Thu 7th - Sun 10th May 2020: Spring Rails & Ales

South Devon Railway 2020
The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

A great treat: ride behind steam and heritage diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton…


Fri 8th - Sun 10th May 2020: VE Day Anniversary Weekend

Bodmin & Wenford Railway 2020
Bodmin General Station, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.
Tel: 01208 73555.

Military / Railways

Fri 8th May 2020: VE Day 75

Tank Museum 2020
Linsay Road, Bovington, Nr Wareham, Dorset.
Tel: 01929 405 096.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day at The Tank Museum.


Fri 8th May 2020: 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2020
The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
Tel: 01242 621 405.

Military / Railways

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  • Surreal Sixties Journey to the Isle of Man
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  • Auction Round Up
  • Mingling with Mats
  • Bath’s Industrial Time Capsule
  • Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – nighttime steamings
  • Pride of Kintore – old lorries in Aberdeenshire


February 2020

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  • ‘Running It’ at Tanfield
  • Down in the Valley – the most important non-ferrous metal mine
  • Drawn to Perfection – Derwent Pencil Museum
  • As Hard As Nails – how nails, needles and sickles were once made
  • To Lesley Garrett – a tender bit of bashing


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