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TIMS's usual home is at Enginuity, a museum in Coalbrookdale near the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. Here we hold three TIMS Meccano shows every year, with another being held at Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum.

  • February Meccano Show, held at the beginning of February. Includes a society meeting for full TIMS members
  • Meccanuity. Our & perhaps the UK's largest Meccano show, held over the three days of the May Day Bank Holiday
  • Our third show takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Madeley, Shropshire, over a weekend in August
  • November Meccano Show. Includes the society's AGM for full TIMS members

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How to find us

Enginuity: Sat Nav' TF8 7DQ. To view on Google Maps: Enginuity. We occupy the Gadgetdom Room to the rear of the museum itself for our February and November shows, with the main hall and steam shed added for Meccanuity.

Blists Hill Victorian Town: Sat Nav' TF7 5UD. To view on Google Maps: Blists Hill. We occupy the railway goods shed.

Forthcoming Events

TIMS at Blists Hill 2017: T.B.C

Sunday 20 August 2017 – Monday 21 August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Below are some details from the 2016 event, just to give you an idea.

               Details of the 2017 event will be posted when known.

     The dates shown are incorrect. Please ignore!!!

The August Meccano show of the Telford & Ironbridge Meccano Society is a little different. For 20th and 21st August 2016 this show we make a weekend of it at one of the other Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Blists Hill Victorian Town. Meccano models are on display inside the railway goods shed at the museum, with live steam (Please read the Code of Practice) being allowed inside and outside the goods shed too (barriers are required so book in advance). Come and join us on the Saturday, Sunday or both days! Victorian costume is optional. The fish and chips are exceptional! Exhibitors please book your table via TIMS Secretary-Treasurer. This weekend is also the museum's steam weekend, so, inspired by this, this year there will be a theme to our show, "STEAM". No surprise really of course, but by all means use this theme to inspire yourselves into building any type or incarnation of a steam powered, err, anything really. Live steam is allowed at Blists Hill of course, which would be great to see, but electric or clockwork powered Meccano model steam engines would be welcome too!

Note: Normal museum admission charges apply.

Venue

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Legges Way
Madeley
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 5DU

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TIMS November Meccano Show 2017

Saturday 4 November 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Join us just a few hundred yards from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution for the last Telford & Ironbridge Meccano Society show of 2017. Open to the public, come to the Gadgetdom Room at Enginuity to revel in the delights of Meccano!

Live steam is allowed too! If you wish to bring your live steam powered Meccano models please do so. Live steaming is allowed in the steam shed and in the car park. Please note that it can be cold in the steam shed, until we get all steamed up that is! (Tables are very limited in the steam shed, so if you need a table for steaming, please book in advance, otherwise you may risk not getting a table). Please read the Live Steam Code of Practice.

For full TIMS members, the AGM/TIMS Meeting will be held at 2pm in the glass classroom across the car park from the Enginuity entrance.

Note: Normal museum admission charges apply.

Venue

Enginuity
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Coach Road
Coalbrookdale
Shropshire
TF8 7DQ

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