Calling all die-cast model collectors and enthusiasts. There’s a little world of wonder about to be staged for the first time in Galway. It’s Miniature World 2019, which will take place on Sunday 7April at Leisureland in Salthill, and will bring together some of Ireland’s largest and best collections of die-cast models and dioramas.
This family-friendly event will be the largest show of its kind ever held in the West, as within days of being announced it was oversubscribed by collectors eager to display their precious collections at this new event. With the main hall in the Leisureland Complex now fully booked, this promises to be one of the best displays of die-cast dioramas and models in Ireland this year.
Leading up to the event, Show organiser, Thomas Heavey, publisher of Irish Vintage Scene magazine and an avid collector, said: “Having attended these types of events for years, I have identified a gap in the busy calendar for such a show in Galway. I have selected a varied mix of displays to include farm, truck and construction dioramas as well as many individual displays that include some of the best Lego and die-cast collections in the country; there’ll be everything from a collection of Jordan Formula 1 cars and memorabilia to one of Europe’s largest collections of 1:50 scale livestock trucks.”
Along with Ireland’s leading collectors, a number of specialist traders will also be in attendance with everything from the latest 1:50 scale trucks to all the accessories needed to build a realistic diorama.
For further details check out its Facebook page: ‘Miniature World Galway’ or on the organiser’s website: www.irishvintagescene.iewhere advance tickets can be purchased online to save 30% on the admission price up to 1April. Doors open at 10am.