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Pendon Museum

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Very enjoyable and not just for train fans

Fantastic old scenes taken from multiple places around the area form the main display... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Unbelievable accuracy in a model

This museum of rural life in miniature recreates the Vale of the White Horse (Oxfordshire) in... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Brian B
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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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All reviews attention to detail white horse great afternoon tucked away the ground floor display boards enjoyable visit model railway entrance fee two hours all ages young children couple of hours model making audio guide rural life trains running
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic old scenes taken from multiple places around the area form the main display upstairs. Audio guides are available to guide you round the building. There are also staff about to tell you more about the display and details. Treated to a night scene on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This museum of rural life in miniature recreates the Vale of the White Horse (Oxfordshire) in incredible detail. Built over a period of 60 years of dedication by its founder. The museum is now housed in a purpose built building. This was my first visit,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Excellent and unique ‘museum’. Static and working train layouts extremely well presented and of interest to all ages. On going works on the main layout i.e the ‘Vale of The White Horse’ with the scale models of existing and buildings from the recent past is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed March 26, 2019

Living locally I visited Pendon today as it is over ten years since my last visit. I was very impressed. The models - both trains and buildings are really good. Great for model enthusiasts and photographers but also for families. Locals please note Pendon will...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Greg O
Reviewed March 21, 2019

This is a very intresting place to visit the staff are very frendly and help full and willing to explane things to you. The standerd of the modeling is very high,well werth a viset.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

This volunteer-run museum is part model railway, part tiny doll’s house, part rural archive. It’s housed in a large industrial unit in a back garden along a country track in a small village between Didcot and Oxford. As befits a world in miniature, the site...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank David R
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Came here for a couple of hours last weekend. Not the sort of place we would usually visit but thoroughly enjoyed it. All staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Exhibits were amazing and far exceeded our expectations. Would really recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CaptMorgan1964
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers who delight in answering your questions, this is superb little museum. It's suitable for adults and children and it take ages to go round if you're observant of detail that's the product of great skill. There are several...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Local museum run by enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are keenly interested in the skills of model making Visited with friends (all adults) and we marveled at the minute details of towns that were represented here Ideal for families with children I’d think Easily doable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maproot
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The good reviews attracted us and Pendon did not disappoint. Plenty to see, good audio guide plus several knowledgeable and friendly guides to point out extra details.

Date of experience: December 2018
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