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Friday 10th November to Sunday 12th November 2017



Visit the only 3 day marine modelling exhibition in the UK.


The Venue

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

Opening Times

10.00am - 4.00pm Daily.
Last admissions one hour before at 3pm.


Visitor Information

There is free parking at the venue for over 2,000 vehicles. Postcode for the venue is CV31 1XN.

For accommodation in the area please click here

If you are booking for a group please use the discount code GRP10 to get the 10% discount - this is for groups of 10 or more tickets.

Please note there will be NO MOTORHOME PARKING available at this year’s show. Due to the additional disabled parking required for this event we regret we will be unable to accept motorhomes as this area is to be used for disabled parking.





About the Exhibition

The annual International Model Boat Show, widely regarded as one of the UK Leading Marine Modelling Exhibitions, took place from the 11th to 13th November at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre and celebrated its 19th successful year.

Visitors were treated to a packed hall with over 600 fantastic models from the 31 club and society displays. The excellent and varied display of models from early warships to modern power boats and ships was complemented by action on the large boating pool.

Twenty two specialist suppliers were also present offering visitors everything they could need for their builds.

The Marine Modelling International Society Shield for Best Society/Club Display, as voted for by the clubs themselves, was awarded to King Lear Model Boat Club, in 2nd place was Bournville Radio Sailing & Model Boat Club and in joint 3rd position was Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club & The Lifeboat Enthusiasts.

Avril Spence the Exhibition Manager said “We had another successful and enjoyable show for all of our visitors and exhibitors with increased attendance this year. We would like to thank the Clubs and Societies who brought along a fabulous selection of models and worked really hard to organise their displays and made the show so successful. Our thanks are also extended to our Pool Master Steve Dean and his individual exhibitors who displayed a wonderful varied range of unique and interesting models. Our thanks also to the specialist suppliers who joined us”.

The next major event for marine modellers in is the London Model Engineering Exhibition which takes place at Alexandra Palace from the 20th to 22nd January 2017 which will have a vast range of models on display across the spectrum including marine vessels. See for further details.

Entry Prices

Ticket Type On-line Tickets* Full Price Tickets**
Adult Ticket £0.00 £0.00
Senior Citizen Ticket 65+ £0.00 £0.00
Child Ticket 5 - 14
(Under 5's free)
£0.00 £0.00
Family Ticket 1
(1 adult and up to 3 children)
£0.00 £0.00
Family Ticket 2
(2 adult and up to 3 children)
£0.00 £0.00

* Advance tickets are available via our website at discounted prices until Sun 12th November 2017 if you order your tickets yourself on-line.

** Full price tickets are available on the day from the ticket office or by phone or post before Thu 2nd November 2017.


Below is a list of exhibitors that are attending INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW, please click the links for more details.

Specialist Suppliers at the INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW

Clubs & Associations at the INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW

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