Welcome to Ipswich Model Engineering Society

Open Days

This year is our 75th Anniversary year and as part of our celebrations we have three public open days planned at our HQ at 547 Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Given the latest Government guidance in response to the Covid-19 virus, these dates are provisional, so please check this page again closer to the date to see if the event is going ahead or has been rescheduled.

  • Sorry, event cancelled. 20 June 2020. 10am to 4pm. We will be open as part of the Ipswich Transport and Models Festival.
  • 16 August 2020. 10am to 4pm. Summer Open Day.
  • 28 November 2020. 10am to 4pm. Christmas Special.

Admission to our site for these events is £3 for Adults and entry for accompanied children under 14 is free of charge.

In addition to the events at our site, we will be out and about at a number of other events around Suffolk during the year.  Details will be added once these events are confirmed.


Ipswich Model Engineering Society is always looking to welcome new members. Anybody interested in joining us is invited to attend a Tuesday night meeting and learn more about the society. Alternatively visit us during one of our open days and find out more.

We have members drawn from all walks of life and a variety of occupations. Although the main interest is steam locomotives, all forms of model engineering are encouraged, including traction engines, stationary engines, clocks and general workshop matters. We endeavour to encourage future engineers and welcome younger members, although there is a minimum age of 14 years for juniors who will also need supervision by a parent or guardian.

The club holds within its members a vast array of knowledge enabling experienced and inexperienced alike to share skills and information. Our Tuesday evening club night offers a chance to speak with other members in an informal atmosphere. The club also arranges informal ‘workshops’ where small groups can receive training in specialised subjects.

If you have any queries regarding Club membership or attending a meeting please  contact the Club Secretary.

Contact Us

Please contact us via email: secretary@imes.org.uk

Or find us on facebook

We meet every Tuesday evening, so why not visit us in person

                  The Clubhouse

                   547 Foxhall Road


                   IP3 8LR


Ipswich Model Engineering Society Ltd is a company limited by guarantee

Company No 10241363 – England and Wales

Registered office: 2 The Spinney, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 5UR