Two readers report that the “grape-vine” says this is due to a problem with Birmingham Council. They have contacted BBC Midlands Today, Solihull Observer, Solihull News and the Birmingham Mail.


The well-visited Wonderful World of Trains & Planes in Mary Ann Street switched on its Christmas lights and decorations on Saturday 19th November.  The main lights were dipped and the model houses, shops, trains and model railway layouts were illuminated, ‘creating a whole new dimension’ to their detailed, mini countries (above, Holland at twilight).

jq-2Our readers wrote: “For any enthusiast of trains and planes, this is the place to visit. It is a recent addition of “places to visit” in Birmingham, having started about 3 years ago. It is an on-going project, having additions all the time.

We had visited about 12 months ago when it was in its infancy and were very impressed and had hoped to visit it again in the following week to see what was new.

People have come from all over the world to visit the attraction and many people, including ourselves, have donated items to it.  Ours was a picture of the “Brick Train” at Darlington, which we had visited earlier this year.

Apparently there have been thousands of hits on Face Book from people wanting to know what is going on and when it will re-open.


Can readers, who include at least four councillors, shed any light on the sudden closure of this museum?