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MAFVA Nationals Model Show & Competition


The UK MAFVA Nationals for 2018 will be held at the Burgess Hall in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.

Date: Sunday 24th June 2018

Venue: The Burgess Hall, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU.

The 2018 Nationals Model Competition is sponsored by AIRFIX MODEL WORLD, who have supplied a wealth of prizes and are also offering discounts on Key Publication subscriptions and one-off bookzines. See Member’s Area for details.

Trade enquiries

Please contact Paul Middleton at

Some of the traders exhibiting at this year’s show:


Show layout

The traders will be in the main hall and drama studio, with MAFVA branches  and visiting clubs on the ground floor, Drama Studio, in the foyer, upstairs on the balcony and in the conference rooms.

The competition area will be upstairs. Competition entries are 50p for adults (£1.00 for non MAFVA members), free for juniors (up to age 16).  In addition to the MAFVA competition classes, there will be open classes for non-members.

For details and rules please see……nals-competition/

[Correction to rules: Class 19 – large scale – 1:47 and larger – Artillery should read: Class 19 – large scale – 1:48 and larger – Artillery]

On the ground floor is a bar that will be serving hot and cold drinks plus a variety of snacks.  There is also a café next door in the Sports Hall.

The Bring & Buy will be upstairs; the membership and back issues desk, the tombola and others will be in the foyer.


Entry for paid-up MAFVA members will be free, (you will be able to re-subscribe on the door).  Adult non-members will pay £1.00, while entry for accompanied children (under 16) is free.

Access and parking

Show location:

Burgess Hall, One Leisure St Ives, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU

Free parking available on site.

Phone: 01480 388500

By car:

We will endeavour to mark the routes in with Tac signs.  The two main routes are:

  • From the A14, turn off on Junction 26 towards St Ives (A1096).  Turn left at the second roundabout into Meadow Lane and follow the one-way system via Cromwell Place and Oliver Road into East Street, turn right into Globe Place, first left into North Road, right into Ramsey Road, first left into Westwood Road and follow to Burgess Hall.
  • From the A1/A1(M), take the A14 and at the first roundabout (Junction 23) take the first exit towards Huntingdon and March (A141).  At the fourth roundabout, take the second exit onto the A1123 (Huntingdon Road) and go through Wyton and Houghton.  At the traffic lights in St Ives turn right into Ramsey Road, then second right into Westwood Road and follow to Burgess Hall.

There is a large car park just outside the hall, but as this is shared with the Sports Hall we ask all drivers to park responsibly.  Traders will be parking on the adjacent tennis courts.

By public transport:

The main east coast railway line passes through Huntingdon, which is the nearest railway station to St Ives and is between 45 minutes and an hour from London.  Buses run from Huntingdon to St Ives.  You are advised to check timetables before departing.


Time Event
08.00 Set-up for traders and exhibitors only
10.00 Doors open to public
10.00 Competition entries open
12.45 Competition entries close
16.00 Competition results announced and presentation of awards
17.00 Show closes
19.00 Hall closes for traders and exhibitors

The 2017 Show

The 2017 show competition was sponsored by : Airfix Model World, Casemate Publishing, Tiger Hobbies and Revell


A big thank you goes out to our sponsors and the attending traders. Without the help and support of these people the MAFVA Nationals wouldn’t be possible.

See the pictures of 2017 show here

See the results of the 2017 competition here (PDF)

The 2017 show competition was sponsored by sponsored by : Airfix Model World, Casemate Publishing, Tiger Hobbies and Revell


Juniors Competition sponsored by: Armourfast


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