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Modelworld returns to Brighton this February for its 36th year!

Modelworld returns to Brighton this February for its 36th year!
Brighton Visitor
  • On February 12, 2014

The Brighton Centre is delighted to announce that the renowned Modelworld exhibition will be returning to the venue from 21st to 23rd February 2014 and this year is celebrating a host of anniversaries.


The first notable date is in fact the exhibition’s birthday itself as, although starting out as a simple model railway show, Brighton Modelworld is now celebrating its 36th year in the city. Since its launch in 1978, the show has grown dramatically and now encompasses a whole host of exhibits including planes, boats, trains and even iconic models from TV shows such as Dr Who – offering something for the whole family to enjoy.


This year also marks the 185th anniversary of the founding of the Brighton Lifeboat and 100 years since the start of The Great War in which six historic lifeboat rescues took place. The organisers of the show have therefore secured the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as one of the key exhibitors for this year’s Brighton Modelworld. Showcasing an array of information and models as well as a full size inshore lifeboat, the RNLI volunteers, will be on hand to speak to visitors about the importance of their work especially as they are fully operational in Brighton, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Eastbourne. They will also be providing model reconstructions on the show pool.


Other exhibitors such as Morris Models of North Lancing will also be celebrating as 2014 sees the store celebrating its 50th birthday. What’s more, this year marks the 80th anniversary of the Brighton Belle train service; the 30th anniversary of the Lavender Line at Isfield and the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Brighton Circle (A society which celebrates and models the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway).


Chris English, Joint Exhibition Manager of Brighton Modelworld, commented:

“The 2014 show is set to be one of the best modelling exhibitions in the city to date. We are obviously delighted that we have been going strong for 36 years and, most importantly, that the modelling industry is still alive and gaining popularity every year.”


He continued:

“Our goal is really to prove to families that there is something for everyone no matter their age. This year’s show will feature an enormous variety of exhibits and traders from original railway lines and modelling kits from the likes of The South Downs Light Railway and Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors to the more modern 21st Century models and gadgets such as race simulation seats, military tanks, helicopters and daleks. What’s more renowned brands such as The Brickish Association (LEGO), Dr Who, Meccano and The British Radio Car Association will also be joining us to offer our visitors a full spectrum of modelling. ”


Tickets are available on the door or via


Prices – Adult £9.50, Child £5.50, Seniors £7.50 and Family (2 adults 2 children) £26