Enjoy idyllic rural scenes and transport of the 1920s and 30s in miniature form at this inspiring museum. There is so much to see here, from the pioneering ‘Madder Valley Railway’ layout which was built by one man in the 1930s, to Pendon’s first complete model, the ‘Dartmoor Scene’, representing the beginning of an imaginary Great Western branch line.
Admire the breath taking ‘Vale Scene’, a model of a typical part of the countryside of the Vale of the White Horse as it was in the 1930s. It captures, in miniature form, an impression of the calm, unhurried beauty of the past.
See a wonderful collection of detailed architectural models, including two churches, a row of shops based largely upon the Shambles in New York and a Great Western Station building. The museum also has a model collection of interesting transport relics and a small representation of a GWR signal box.
Pendon Museum certainly brings the past alive for everyone, making a visit here a must.
Opening Times: Pendon is open at weekends, every day over Bank Holiday weekends and on a number of Wednesdays during school holidays and in the summer holiday period. It is also open on Thursdays. Check their website for more details.
Over 60’s £6.00
Children (7-16) £5.00
Children under 7 Free
Family Groups (2 adults and 3 children) £23.00