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The MAFVA Nationals – 2023

The 2023 MAFVA Nationals will take place at our regular home; the Burgess Hall on 18th June 2023.

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

For details of disabled access please contact Burgess Hall.

Bookings: For 2023 Trade and MAFVA branch bookings please contact

Booking forms will be available here for download in due course.

2023 Show layout

A floor plan will be published here in due course.

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

2023 MAFVA National Competition: The competition area will be upstairs. Competition entries are £1 for adults (£2.50 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 click here.

Model broken in transit? Repair it at the Model Repair Station, upstairs in the gallery.

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.

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


Entry for paid-up MAFVA members will be free, (you will be able to re-subscribe on the door).  Adult non-members will pay £5.00, 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!