Weymouth is proud to host over 200 events throughout the year, embracing the area’s rich diversity of facilities, parks and open spaces. From family festivals, picnics in the park, sporting challenges to art and craft shows, there is always something to do. Take a look through the Calendar which is sure to excite, entertain and create memories.
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Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
21st August 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12th September 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Stuck wondering what’s on in Weymouth this summer? Need something to entertain the whole family?
Well come down to Nothe Fort and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled replicas of modern warships on display. Made entirely of matchsticks and matchboxes, these models have taken one man a lifetime to build.
“Trying to figure out how I am going to make it – that’s the hobby,” he said, retracting the wings of one aircraft. The finishing touch to the matchstick models comes with painting, which is all done by hand – even the squadron markings and numbers.
It might take more patience than most of us have but Mr Warren’s steady hand and eye for detail is something of a natural talent.
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War … out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes.
The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships. Phil constructed his first model in 1945 and has since produced over 800 models, many of which shall be on display in Nothe Fort’s brand new exhibition space. Each model is built to a scale of 1:300 and painted entirely by hand.
This is a temporary exhibition so don’t miss your chance to see The Matchstick Fleet.
Normal admission prices apply all day and annual passes are accepted.
Throughout the Year
Weekly Saturday morning 5k Park Run, 9am. Free to join, register online.
Junior Park Run
Weekly Sunday morning 2k Park Run, 9am. Free to join, register online.
Weymouth Libraries – Join regular fun events for the whole family at libraries in Weymouth, including story times, rhyme times, chatterbooks and more. More information on the town’s libraries can be found here.
Radipole and Lodmoor RSPB Reserves – Walks and family fun days are held throughout the year.
Weymouth Football Club – catch up on all the big matches here.
All events are subject to change / cancellation due to weather / operational constraints.