Events

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE GOVERNMENT, AND WITH DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL OUR STAFF AND VISITORS, ALL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  WE WILL POST DETAILS OF ANY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES HERE ONCE IT IS DEEMED SAFE TO CONTINUE.  IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE KEEP SAFE AND WELL.

 


JULY 2020

Saturday 11th July
Railway Photograph Fair

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to the current situation relating to the corona virus pandemic. Despite the Government having lifted some of the restrictions they introduced in March, they are not yet at a stage where we feel confident of protecting both our staff and our visitors.  The photograph fair normally attracts a lot of people and it is not unknown for people to be standing in front of the sales tables three deep and shoulder to shoulder.  This would clearly breach all the published social distancing guidelines.  The alternative would be to regulate the numbers of people at each table and the numbers in the room, together with a one way system of getting in and out of the building and a booking system for attendance.  Our layout does not lend itself to this scenario.  By restricting the numbers of people browsing at the fair, we would deny a much greater number the chance to find the photographs they might have come a long way to see.  That would not be fair on our visitors or on our dealers.

One of the additional attractions is the Severn Valley Railway and many of the visitors to the fair also ride on the trains.  However, again due to the pandemic situation, the SVR trains will not be running trains that day.  Even our popular catering facility does not lend itself to social distancing, and it would be very difficult to provide this facility to all our visitors at the moment.

We therefore very much regret having to cancel the event as it is one of our most popular events in the calendar.  The date that is currently scheduled for the next photograph fair is Saturday January 2nd 2021.  Please make a note of the date and hopefully we will put on a special event to make up for the cancellation of this one.
 

AUGUST 2020

22nd August to 27th September
Railart 2020

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to the current situation relating to the corona virus pandemic. Despite the Government having lifted some of the restrictions they introduced in March, they are not yet at a stage where we feel confident of protecting both our staff and our visitors.  The exhibition attracts a lot of people, particularly in the early part of the exhibition where the choice of paintings is at its greatest for the prospective purchaser.  Judging from the numbers who have attended this exhibition in the past, control of visitors to adhere to current Government restrictions would not be possible if we wanted to ensure fairness and equal opportunities to all to choose the painting(s) they want to buy or even generally look around the exhibition.  So again, it is with much regret that in conjunction with the Guild of Railway Artists, we have decided to cancel this year's exhibition and concentrate on making next years a very special event, and maybe including extra attractions and events to coincide with the exhibition.

 

 

Advance notices 

 

Film Shows
We are hopeful, subject to any restrictions relating to the corona virus pandemic, to start the next season in October 2020 and run through to April 2021.  Details of the dates and shows will appear here next month.   If anyone who does not receive our regular emails about the film shows and wants to be included on the mailing list, please let us know on krm@krm.org.uk

 

 

 

Museum photos on the road
For future dates, please see our separate page or click here

For more information about these events, please contact Kidderminster Railway Museum at events@krm.org.uk or ring 01562 825316.