Sunday, July 3 Become a MAFVA member for as little as £16! Click Membership in menu below

The MAFVA Nationals – 2022

The 2022 MAFVA Nationals will take place at our regular home; the Burgess Hall on 19th June 2022.

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

For details of disabled access please contact Burgess Hall.

Trade and MAFVA branch bookings have now closed. For 2023 bookings contact

Confirmed traders for 2022: Bull Models, Geisbers, Matador, Kit Krazy, Aviation Antiques, Colin Lee, Bookworld Wholesale (Avid Reader), Battlezone, Milicast, POL Models, Frome Model Centre, Chris Morris Books, Mike Starmer, Sovereign 2000 and Friendship Models.

The Branches, Clubs and SIGs attending are as follows: New City SMC, NHC MAFVA, Gravesham MMS, Mildenhall SMC, Japanese Aviation SIG, Suffolk MAFVA, Starmer’s Armour – Mike Starmer, Clacton IPMS,, South Wales MAFVA, MAFVA Shop, Warwickshire Armd Modellers, Mendip Modellers, London MAFVA, Shepway MMS, AMPS, Chiltern SMC/Beds MAFVA, DAS, Nottingham Branch, Glasgow IPMS, Sussex MAFVA, West Norfolk IPMS, BMSS, Yeovil MAFVA, Brampton IPMS, ASVC Wombourne, IPMS UK, MAFVA HQ


If you usually resubscribe to MAFVA at the Nationals please make sure that your membership hasn’t lapsed due to the cancellation of the show. To resubscribe on-line go to

2022 Show layout

Click to download Floor Plan as PDF (Note: UPDATED 13.6.2022. Layout may be subject to change without notice)

Trade Stands: The traders will be in the main hall and drama studio, with MAFVA branches  and visiting clubs on the ground floor in the main hall and drama studio.

2022 MAFVA National Competition: 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/ ‎

Model broken in transit? Repair it at the Model Repair Station, sponsored by Frome Model Centre.

Refreshments 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.

Bring & Buy: The Bring & Buy will be upstairs in the Aquarius Room.

Membership and back issues desk, the tombola and others will be in the foyer.

Photographic Area: Have your model professionally photographed courtesy of John Woolford Photography, upstairs on the balcony.

Models for Heroes: Find our more about their work helping the ex-miltary. Visit their stand in the Drama Theatre.


Entry for paid-up MAFVA members will be free, (you will be able to re-subscribe on the door).  Adult non-members will pay £3.00, 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 is available on site. Please follow the directions of the stewards.

Phone: 01480 388500

By car:

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.

Cambridge, Huntingdon and St Ives are connected by the guided Busway.


08.00Set-up for traders and exhibitors only
10.00Doors open to public
10.00Competition entries open
12.00Competition entries close
16.00Competition results announced and presentation of awards
17.00Show closes
19.00Hall closes for traders and exhibitors


Bring & Buy.

Visitors wishing to sell kits or books at the Bring & Buy can download the form in advance by clicking here.

See you at St Ives!