This attraction will not appeal to everyone and I can understand that some parents feel that it is not worth the money - possibly because they are hoping for an attraction that offers instant gratification for all the family, will keep the kids occupied for a couple of hours plus a café, play area and toilets??? Enjoy it for what it is - it's a model railway layout; nothing more, nothing less.
For two adults we paid £4.50 each and spent about 35 minutes walking round. For us, it was all about appreciating the time, effort and detail of the modelling and the multitude of scenarios depicted within the entire layout. There were also local themes depicted - the clay pits and the harbour for example. The detail was terrific - right down to the tiny chimney sweep's brush appearing at the top of the chimney to the Underground railway scene underneath the layout.
The displays in glass cabinets were very good, especially the Ferrero Rocher diorama competition entries and the ingenious fold-down display in a filing box.
I can't honestly see how some reviewers can say that they had seen everything in a 10-minute walk around. Maybe the price does seem a bit steep for some families but I can't see the owner making a fortune given the costs, time and effort. Taken as part of the whole Mevagissey experience it's worth a visit - but go in with your eyes open!
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