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Pendon Museum

Brilliant model layout,so much detail and audio describe units at no extra cost,entrance fee very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank J
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A must see model for those who love the Cotswolds

I have visited Pendon Museum many times since living in the UK in the late 70's. I have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Modelling the past for the future. The benchmark for modelling excellence. Pendon's centrepiece exhibition of the Vale of White Horse is a re-creation of the rural landscape of the 1920s and 30s in breathtaking detail. Pendon is also home to our...more
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High Street, Long Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant model layout,so much detail and audio describe units at no extra cost,entrance fee very reasonable. I will make another visit.

1  Thank Frank J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Pendon Museum many times since living in the UK in the late 70's. I have been delighted to see the progress being made over the years. My last visit recently revealed that there is still another 10 years estimated to complete the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Pendon Museum which was most exciting rie information from 1930 to the present time. It demonstrated development of population with the introduction of various mode of transport from bicycle, cars and later train. The train had a great impact with movement of people n...More

Thank jaswant j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see the progress on the Vale Scene and the professional new displays and refurbished entrance area. A destination for the discerning modeller or historian or interested child.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are a railway modeller expecting a busy exhibition layout , then you might be disappointed, although the Dartmoor Scene is the best evocation of a Brunel Viaduct we have seen. As one volunteer explained, this is an evocation of 1930s villages with railways...More

1  Thank wurzle2016
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We were told about this exhibition and decided to put it on the list when we visited in the area, we were not disappointed. It is amazing how much detail has been put into the models. The whole layout is so full of detail, the...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Pendon museum is astonishing. They have taken a large chunk of 1920s countryside and recreated it, in the minutest detail. It is like something from Gillivers Travels, you look through the glass at a miniature world, populated by tiny people and animals, frozen in time...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Wonderful, wonderful dioramas, superbly modelled, made alive by the fabulous model trains running through them. I may run out of superlatives before the end of this review, but let me add, that my wife who has no interest at all in model railways really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Nigel N
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Tucked away in a delightful village, in another building are other enchanting villages - this time in miniature. Praise be for Pendon Museum and the forsight of it's founder. You can easily spend a couple of hours lost in a world of yesteryear with buildings...More

Thank john k
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is a unique historical record of the English village life in the 1920's, large excellent 4mm scale models with an equally realistic railway as part of the scenery. Well worth a visit just to see the talent that model makers can achieve.

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