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Pendon Museum

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Simply amazing

Pendon has been on my bucket list for years and I finally got to go. Exceeded my expectations and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stalham, United Kingdom
Superlative Models

Visiting Pendon to see the superlative models commenced by Roye England is a must for any serious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“tucked away”(6 reviews)
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
+44 1865 407365
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All reviews attention to detail white horse tucked away great afternoon two floors cup of tea display boards enjoyable visit model railway well worth the visit informative staff entrance fee two hours young children all ages second to none car parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pendon has been on my bucket list for years and I finally got to go. Exceeded my expectations and then some - the workmanship and attention to detail is world class. The staff are all incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Pendon to see the superlative models commenced by Roye England is a must for any serious railway modeller. The models themselves are of course inspirational. I wasn't prepared though for the contribution of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who greatly enhance the visitor experience....More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken several people to visit Pendon over the years - all of them have been surprised, delighted and fascinated. If you are a railway enthusiast, you can relive the heyday of steam in the British countryside. If you are a modeller, then you...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just moved to the area and popped in on the off chance it was open. It was and what a superb display. My wife said she thought it would be boring, "for men in anoraks", but ended up enjoying it more than I did....More

2  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 9 year old today, he was fascinated for the whole visit. The model railway layouts are intricate and show off the volunteer modellers skills so well. Take time to speak with the staff, they are pleasant and so knowledgeable and do not rush...More

2  Thank BobB316
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Abit out of the way but worth seeing. Scenery and models are fantastic. Staff very polite and very knowledgeable. One negative bit its cost £7.50 each (adults) to get in which i thought was very pricey.

2  Thank carolyn123634
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

The scenery and model buildings were really amazing. Because of the large size of each layout trains of a realistic length were able to run.

2  Thank GusHon
Reviewed October 5, 2018

A bit out of the way, but well worth the time to get there, this museum is a gem. It is a model railway exhibit, but is well-known for its depiction of the English countryside almost 100 years ago. The detail and descriptions of the...More

1  Thank Lipadad
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Although it is an inspiration for modelers, It certainly is not just for boys (big and small) it fascinates all adults and children. The volunteers are so friendly and knowledgeable.

2  Thank phily2100
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Been coming for years to follow progress. You always spot something new If you want to see top class modelling, this must be Mecca

1  Thank RoobarbT25
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