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Pendon Museum

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Pendon Museum

Took my 9 year old today, he was fascinated for the whole visit. The model railway layouts are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BobB316
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Worth going

Abit out of the way but worth seeing. Scenery and models are fantastic. Staff very polite and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
carolyn123634
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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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+44 1865 407365
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank carolyn123634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank GusHon
Reviewed 5 October 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 23 September 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.

1  Thank phily2100
Reviewed 22 September 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
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

As a previous reviewer said - if you like model railways, especially the scenery, particularly the Cotswold area, then this museum is a ‘must’ visit. The skill levels, the ingenuity and attention to detail of the historical team that built up the museum as well...More

1  Thank EnglishHugh
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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.

2  Thank Frank J
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

1  Thank KiwiTim2013
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

1  Thank jaswant j
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