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Events in June

SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND

02 CLASSIC CAR RALLY
Enjoy pre-1980s classic cars at Bishops Lydeard station on a 22-mile route through the stunning West Somerset countryside.
West Somerset Railway, Minehead, Somerset
01643 704996, west-somerset-railway.co.uk

09 SECRET GARDENS OF THE CLOSE (1-5PM)
Several private gardens in the Cathedral Close will be open to visitors in aid of the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral.
Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire
01722 335161, salisburycathedral.org.uk

12 LYME HISTORY WALK (11AM-12.30PM)
Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with local historian Chris Lovejoy, including tales of smuggling, heroism and the skirmishes of the English Civil war.
Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, Dorset
01297 443370, lymeregismuseum.co.uk

12-16 CHARLES KINGSLEY’S BICENTENARY
Celebrating the Victorian writer, who loved Clovelly, with a host of activities, exhibitions plus live music and themed street entertainment for adults and children.
Clovelly, near Bideford, Devon
01237 431781, clovelly.co.uk

28-30 TANKFEST 2019
The world’s biggest display of historic moving armour. Booking essential.
The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset 01929 405096, tankmuseum.org

SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND AND LONDON

08 THE BLITZ PARTY D-DAY SPECIAL (8PM-2AM)
A night of live music, classic cocktails and 40s-style revelry. Optional dance class from 7pm.
The Vaults, Waterloo, London
020 7724 1617, www.theblitzparty.com

09 MINI COOPER REGISTER RALLY
A large display of Coopers from each of the marques, ranging from 1961 Coopers up to the latest New MINI Cooper Works.
Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire
01590 612345, beaulieu.co.uk

15 NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF TOY TRAINS
Layouts of all sizes and scales, plus tables selling old and new trains and accessories.
Perins School, Alresford, Hampshire
01962 733475, www.alresford-toy-trains.org.uk

16 MARSWORTH STEAM & CLASSIC VEHICLE RALLY
See historic steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars, motorbikes and trucks, and enjoy live music, a beer tent, fairground and steam engine rides.
Startop Farm, Marsworth, Hertfordshire
marsworthsteamrally.co.uk

22-23 MUSTERING FOR WAR
The Knights, Men-at-Arms and Archers of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a 12th Century Tournament.
Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex
01903 882173, arundelcastle.org

23 VINTAGE VEHICLES RALLY
Vintage and classic cars, buses, military commercial, and other service vehicles.
Leighton Buzzard Railway, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
01525 373888, buzzrail.co.uk

23 ON THE BUSES
Enjoy displays of vehicles and free local bus rides, plus children’s entertainment and activities at this fun event for all the family.
London Bus Museum, Weybridge, Surrey
01932 837994, londonbusmuseum.com

WEST OF ENGLAND

15-16 ANNUAL VINTAGE VEHICLE & STEAM RALLY & CRAFT FAIR
A fun day out for all the family with craft hall, miniature engines, vintage tractors, classic, vintage and veteran cars, trade and autojumble stands, and licensed bar.
Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, Shropshire
01978 762889, cvvms.co.uk

21-23 BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER SHOW
Explore the show gardens and shopping village, attend talks led by professionals and find beautiful pieces by renowned local and international artists.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
01993 810530, blenheimpalace.com

22-23 THE GIN TRAIN
Travel through the spectacular Severn Valley while sipping gin cocktails and enjoying a relaxing day out with friends.
Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
01562 757900, svr.co.uk

22-23 STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL
Good humour, fun, games and elaborate fashions inspired by Victorian and Edwardian costumes, reinvented for the 21st century and beyond.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford, Shropshire
01952 433424, ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town

27 250 YEARS OF WEATHER IN OXFORD (6PM)
From the prolonged frosts of January 1776 to the sparkling summer of 2018, Stephen Burt delves into 250 years of British weather. Booking recommended.
History of Science Museum, Oxford, Oxfordshire
01865 277293, hsm.ox.ac.uk

EAST OF ENGLAND

01 PILLS FOR ALL ILLS!
Marvel at medicines from the past in our chemist’s shop, and have a go at producing pills just like pharmacists of the past.
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Norwich, Norfolk
01603 629127, museums.norfolk.gov.uk/museum-of-norwich

01 FAMILY GAMING NIGHT
Can you beat dad at Space Invaders, or mum at Pac-Man? Find out at our fundraising Family gaming night.
The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
01223 214446, computinghistory.org.uk

07-09 STEAM GALA
An intensive service over all three days, during which the engines will need to work hard on our challenging gradients.
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex
01277 365200, eorailway.co.uk

15-16 PETERBOROUGH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2019
A weekend of traditional family fun at the UK’s largest multi-period city centre living history festival.
Cathedral Square/Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
01733 864663, vivacity.org/heritagefest

21-22 ROLLS-ROYCE ENTHUSIASTS CLUB ANNUAL RALLY
The largest Rolls-Royce and Bentley gathering in the world, with trade stands, an auction of cars and automobilia, as well as class judging and a parade of prize-winning cars.
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
01780 752451, burghley.co.uk

MIDLANDS

01-02 JUNE STEAM PARTY
Enjoy engines in steam, tractors, stationary engines and classic cars. Features stalls, hot and cold refreshments and free parking.
Klondyke Mill, Draycott in the Clay, Staffordshire
nsctec.co.uk

16 FESTIVAL OF BLACK COUNTRY VEHICLES
Historical vehicles from 1913 to the present day, many built here in the Black Country.
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands
0121 557 9643, bclm.co.uk

22-23 URBAN STEAM FESTIVAL
Demonstrations of rural crafts, steam traction engines, road rollers, vintage vehicles, live music and our magnificent working Gimson beam engines.
Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester, Leicestershire
0116 299 5111, abbeypumpingstation.org

22-23 VINTAGE WEEKEND
Enjoy music and activities from the 1950s and 1960s and take vintage tram rides into the countryside.
Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire
tramway.co.uk, 01773 854321

23 MEET THE VICTORIANS: QUEEN VICTORIA’S VISIT
Meet Queen Victoria as she graces Aston Hall with her presence and find out about her two visits to the Hall; once as Princess and once as Queen.
Aston Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands
0121 348 8100, birminghammuseums.org.uk/aston

NORTH OF ENGLAND

06 TRADITIONAL AND MODERN, BUILDING THE WINDERMERE SKIFF (6.30PM)
A lecture on the work that has gone into the collection in the museum, and the plans that protect the collection for future generations. Booking essential.
Windermere Jetty, Windermere, Cumbria
01539 637940, windermerejetty.org

15-16 MORRIS CAR RALLY
A display by the Morris Car Club featuring up to 20 stunning vehicles across the weekend.
Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham
0191 370 4000, beamish.org.uk

15-16 COLLECTORS FAIR & VINTAGE VEHICLE GATHERING
Enjoy an extensive exhibition of classic cars, stalls chock full of transportation souvenirs and a trip on a steam or diesel train.
East Lancashire Railway, Bury, Lancashire
0333 320 2830, eastlancsrailway.org.uk

16 CLASSIC CAR SHOW & FARMERS’ MARKET
Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape, classic cars, club and trade stands, motorcycles, light commercials and arena show.
Hoghton Tower, Nr Preston, Lancashire
01254 852986, hoghtontower.co.uk

25 SUMMER DEER WALK (7PM)
Join the rangers for a guided evening walk in the summer parkland and, if lucky, observe new-born calves and fawns. Booking essential.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire
01625 374400, tattonpark.org.uk

WALES

15 REAL ALE TRAIN
Step on board and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying the real ales on offer at our well stocked bar.
Llangollen Railway, Llangollen, Denbighshire
01978 860979, llangollen-railway.co.uk

16 FATHER’S DAY FEASTIVAL
A selection of food, drink and craft stalls, free family activities, live music and food demonstrations. Plus a free cuppa and Welsh cake for every dad.
Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, Torfaen
0300 111 2 333, museum.wales/bigpit

SCOTLAND

02 COUNTRY FAIR
From exciting animal shows in the arena to traditional games and crafts, there’s plenty to enjoy at this big day out.
National Museum of Rural Life, Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride
0300 123 6789, nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-rural-life

12 SPECS-TACULAR! (1.30-3PM)
Join us for this session where we will look at our new collection of optometry objects from the past.
Riverside Museum, Glasgow
0141 287 2720, glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/riverside-museum

15 & 22 THE WHISKY WHISTLER
Enjoy a ride through the picturesque Angus countryside and a tour and tasting session at one of Scotland’s oldest malt whisky distilleries, Fettercairn. Booking essential.
Caledonian Railway, Brechin, Angus
01356 622992, caledonianrailway.com

NORTHERN IRELAND

12 MIDWEEK MAGIC (7.30PM)
Close up and performance magic with Belfast favourites and newcomers.
The Black Box & Green Room Café, Belfast
028 90 24 44 00, blackboxbelfast.com

20-23 PORTAFERRY SAILS & SOUNDS FESTIVAL
A four-day celebration of boats, plus music, traditional dance and culture.
Portaferry Marina, Portaferry, Newtownards
portaferrysailsandsounds.co.uk

• Details correct at time of press – please confirm with event organisers before travelling



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