Wimborne Model Town and Gardens
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Welcome to Wimborne’s vintage charity attraction. We’re a magnet for visitors of all ages to step back in time and enjoy the 1/10th scale preserved world of Wimborne town centre in the 1950s.
Follow our new Socially Distanced route complete with quiz trail to explore the site and discover the details in hundreds of buildings and over 100 shop fronts of yesteryear. Find the miniature Quarter Jack chiming the Minster bells and look at the wedding. Listen out for the ringing phone box and the flushing public toilets!
The NGS listed gardens have plentiful seating and include a rockery, pond and river system. The sensory area has an accessibly border, wind and water features and of course the giant Storyteller’s Chair.
Garden refreshments include tea, coffee, homemade cakes, cold drinks, sandwiches and ice-cream.
Try our popular Crazy Golf layout for a small extra charge.
1950s School & Shop Area – find out what 1950s school lessons where like. Discover how our grandparents shopped with old money.
Beryl Dade Dolls’ House Collection – visit our 1/12th scale illuminated homes that have been rescued and restored.
Model Railway Layout – come and drive the trains on our digital layout; there’s a local railway history display too.
Wendy Street is our enclosed play area for younger visitors.
- Vintage miniature 1/10 scale buildings – over 100 shop fronts
- Mature garden setting with Crazy Golf
- 1950s school and shop area; Beryl Dade Dolls’ House Collection;
- Interactive model railway layout
- Garden refreshments and shop
- Most areas accessible to disabled visitors. Ramp / level access to facilities. Two wheelchairs available on site. Toilets for disabled visitors.
- Assistance dogs permitted. Adjacent level drop off for disabled visitors.
Parking & Transport
- Chargeable public parking opposite and nearby. Adjacent lay-by drop off. On bus route.
No smoking or dogs on site
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£6.00 per person per day|
|Family (2a + 2c) or (1a + 3c)||£18.00 per person per day|
|Junior||£5.00 per person per day|
|Senior/Student||£5.50 per person per day|
Group discounts and season tickets available
BOOKING NOT REQUIRED
|Opening TImes (22 July 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good88
- KeithLDorsetDorsetLovely place to take the kidsTuesday, 29th September 2020No crowds (it being a schoolday) and we took 3yr old g-son out for our first visit. Amazing time, really nice people on hand to help and control (Covid). The model town is a creation of Wimborne in... Read full review
- Belinda AStalbridge, United KingdomExcellent value and safe place to take a toddlerTuesday, 13th October 2020excellent value and perfect for a toddler. very safe and well laid out with plenty of volunteers on hand. Cakes and sausage rolls beautifully made and very clean loos. the play area was perfect for... Read full review
- David DIpswich, United Kingdomvery pleasant couple of hoursThursday, 26th November 2020Despite the restrictions imposed by Covid we were able to spend an interesting couple of hours in the village where great efforts have been made to ensure social distancing. the village is very... Read full review