Situated in the heart of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales the Agricultural Business Centre ( a  purpose built livestock market and conference/function location. Surrounded by a 400 space car park and 15 space coach park the centre provides the ideal location for a model railway exhibition.The concourse area is supplied with natural light throughout as well as being all on one level with excellent disabled access. A cafe and bar are part of the complex.

A short walk from the centre brings visitors to the heart of Bakewell, famous for 'Bakewell Puddings', where there is a range of shops to suit most interests together with many cafes, restaurants and pubs for those requiring refreshments.


Public Transport

Frequent direct  bus services operate to Bakewell from surrounding towns and from Derby, Manchester and Sheffield.  Main services are: -

Derby /Belper/        'TP' Transpeak service hourly both days       
Matlock                    Trent Buses 6.1 service  hourly on Saturday       
Buxton                     'TP' Transpeak service hourly both days                                                           
Manchester/            'TP' Transpeak service four journeys both days.

Sheffield                  T M Travel 218 service half hourly both days                                                             
Chesterfield            Hulleys 170 service hourly both days

Nottingham            Travel to Derby (Trent 'Red Arrow' and others) then 'TP' hourly both days   

Macclesfield           High Peak 58 service twice on Sunday (other High Peak 58 service journeys
                                   operate between Macclesfield and Buxton with connections to and from
                                   Bakewell using  'TP' Transpeak service on Saturday and Sunday

Full details of all local bus timetables are available from the Derbyshire County Council on-line Journey Planner located on the Public Transport website at

For the latest timetable information by telephone call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 - open daily 0700 to 2100.

Please note that there is no rail service to Bakewell - The nearest stations are Matlock, Buxton and Chesterfield

Admission Prices                                                                                

Adults  5.00                                                    

Concessions  4.00

Family  12.00

Opening Times -
Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday   10.00am to 5.00pm

How to find the Agricultural Business Centre
Peak (Bakewell) Exhibition 2017
10th and 11th June

Layouts attending


Barden (OO)
Forth Bridge (T)
Greenside Vale (OO)
Port Wenn (O)
Slade (OO)
Yorkshire Coast Tramway (OO)
Mortomley (OO)
Churchgate (OO)
New Stanton Lees Mk3 (OO)
A View from the Abbey (N)
Sutton Hilltop (OO)


Torcy (HO) - French
Nyland (HO) - Dutch


Springfield (HO)
Roanoak Roundhouse (HO)

Traders attending

Pat Price Books
Brickyard Models (New ready to run railways)
12 Volts DC (Electronics and Tools)
Richards Toys and Models (New and secondhand railways and diecast)
MTFG Hobbies (Scenic items and kits)
Trackside Videos
Mount Tabor Models (New European models)
Sherwood Models (New ready to run railways and layout building)
Chris Leach (Secondhand)

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association
Peak Rail

Bagnall Loco Group

If you are travelling to Bakewell by car look for directions to  the Agricultural Business Centre  which are indicated by signs on all the main roads approaching the town.

If arriving by bus walk from Rutland Square along Water Street or Water Lane (Nat West Bank on corner) and Granby Road to the Coop supermarket. The footbridge opposite over the river leads direct to the Agricultural Business Centre.
The  postcode for the Agricultural
Business Centre is DE45 1AH


For enquiries regarding the exhibition:-