We organise a two day exhibition in January every year at St Anselm's School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury. The school is next to the Dover Road Park and Ride Car Park (Follow signs from A2)and it is also on a regular bus route.


Over the weekend our visitors are able to enjoy a range of high quality railway model layouts in a variety of scales and prototypes. There is also a good selection of trade and other stands offering our visitors the opportunity to see and buy a wide selection of model railway related products, many of which are not available in local model shops.

Go to our Exhibition Archive page for a virtual tour of the layouts at our previous Exhibitions and to see what you missed if you did not visit.

Unfortunately the uncertainty caused by the Covid 19 precautions meant that we had to cancel our planned exhibition for January 2021. We hope to be back with our next exhibition in 2022 and are being optimistic that there will not be anymore restrictions or lockdowns that will mean we will have to cancel again. 


We are therefore pleased to be able to say that all being well, the layouts that will be at our next exhibition subject  to final confirmation are:-

Freshwater - 2mm Finescale - Isle of Wight in 1950 by Ian Morgan

Southwark Bridge - N Gauge - BR Southern Region 1968-75 by Graham Bridge

Ulvaryd (Strand) - HOe/OO9 - Swedish Freelance by Charles Insley

Cato Pass (provisional) - OO - Sci Fi Steam Punk by Laurie Calvert

Wittenden - O - 16.5/O9 - 1950's Narrow Gauge by Tonbridge MRC

Wellbridge - OO Finescale - BR in 1950 to 1960 Dorset by Crawley MRC

Great Endon - OO - Lancashire 2005ish by Jeremy Davison

Lemanis Light Railway - OO9 - Freelance light railway in the 1950's by Andy Hopper


Tanners Hill - N Gauge - Network South East 1988-92 by Stephen Farmer

Parrot Hall - OO Gauge - South Manchester BR Terminus in the 1980's - Furness MRC

Scratchy Bottom Halt - G Scale - Rowland Emett Characters based layout by Mike Walshaw

Lockdown Sidings - OO - 1950's Military Depot by Simon Marsh


The City of Canterbury MRS has been in existence in its present form since 1988. In that year some members of the original Society that formerly met in the old Canterbury West station building until the roof fell in, decided to reform the Society.


Our Society and Members layouts are attending the following Exhibitions :-

The  "Pop Up" Exhibition at The Kent and East Sussex Railway's Tenterden Station on the 30th and 31st October 2021 has been cancelled.

BIGBURY will be at The Beckenham and West Wickham MRC Exhibition on the 16th October 2021