Events & exhibitions

Miniature Railway Day

22nd Aug 2021 10:00 - 16:00

Celebrate miniature railways at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway's first ever Miniature Railway Day!

Miniature engines riding round the gardens

They'll be miniature traction engines running around the gardens, including a visiting locomotive from Littlehampton Railway. Here's the steam engine that will be visiting us in action:

Little Hampton Railway engine - visiting Exbury Gardens - Miniature Railway Day


Model railway layouts in the Engine Shed

Our Engine Shed will have a range of model railway layouts including G scale with electrical, steam and diesel operated locomotives, and Sm32 with live steam and battery operated diesels. The event will also include trade support with 7 trade stands from national and local model railway organisations. We have traders coming from Cambridge, Manchester and the Midlands! Here's a flavour of what to expect:

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Exbury Steam Railway Engine Shed


Free with gardens admission or Friends of Exbury Membership. 



Friends of Exbury membership includes unlimited gardens entry, train rides and guided buggy tours during opening hours. Members also receive discounts in the restaurant and gift shop, as well as invites to special events and discounted tickets for Halloween and Christmas events. All this from just £48 per adult! For more information on our full range of membership types, click here.


‘A truly fantastic day out. My wife and I were bowled over by the amazing spring colours of rhododendrons and azaleas and there was literally colour everywhere. There are beautiful areas to walk through as well as places to sit. We took a picnic in the hope of being able to sit by one of the ponds and were not disappointed – the reflections were as spectacular as the real thing! The next thing we want to do is return in the autumn to see the colours change as it must be beautiful’

David Parker, Christchurch

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