The Model Village is a one-ninth-scale replica of the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, officially opened in 1937. Its remarkable detail took local craftsmen five years to create. The model represents how the town looked in the 30's and provides an interesting glimpse into the past. Examine the details of the village and discover its quirks and delights. Stand close to the town’s churches to hear the choir singing. Be sure to look out for the model of the Model Village itself. For a small surcharge you can also visit the Miniature World exhibition of highly detailed miniature scenes and room sets, including several moving miniature characters. The creation of this exhibition involved over 100 of England’s leading miniaturist craftsmen and women. Plan your visit to The Model Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.
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Tours to The Model Village
$772 BOOK WITH VIATOR Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour
Duration: 8 hours
$1,866 BOOK WITH VIATOR Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour
Duration: 8 hours
The Model Village reviews
Our visit was interesting, to see a miniature version of the village we were staying in. It is obviously very clever and the houses were very cute, but perhaps need a bit of a spruce up in the near.... more
Our visit was interesting, to see a miniature version of the village we were staying in. It is obviously very clever and the houses were very cute, but perhaps need a bit of a spruce up in the near.... more »
Be aware that this was created in the 1930 and appears to have some protected status and so I imagine their may be constraints on how it can be maintained. So it is more of a renovation work and is...
Be aware that this was created in the 1930 and appears to have some protected status and so I imagine their may be constraints on how it can be maintained. So it is more of a renovation work and is... more »
Amazing little village to see. All the roads depict the main Bourton On the Water strip and it’s very nostalgic to see the materials used and quality of craftsmanship. I was very much impressed to see all the shops to such amazing dimensions. A highly recommend see. Go where there are not too many people around as it can spoil the experience with prams as the lanes are narrow and you don’t want to brush past people all the time. Nice to take pictures too. East to access and one will appreciate the level you of detail in the small buildings. You have to see this place.
1 star, compare to Bekonscot Model Village & Railway.
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