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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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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
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
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
If you are a railway modeller expecting a busy exhibition layout , then you might be disappointed, although the Dartmoor Scene is the best evocation of a Brunel Viaduct we have seen.
As one volunteer explained, this is an evocation of 1930s villages with railways...More
We were told about this exhibition and decided to put it on the list when we visited in the area, we were not disappointed. It is amazing how much detail has been put into the models. The whole layout is so full of detail, the...More
Pendon museum is astonishing. They have taken a large chunk of 1920s countryside and recreated it, in the minutest detail. It is like something from Gillivers Travels, you look through the glass at a miniature world, populated by tiny people and animals, frozen in time...More
Wonderful, wonderful dioramas, superbly modelled, made alive by the fabulous model trains running through them. I may run out of superlatives before the end of this review, but let me add, that my wife who has no interest at all in model railways really enjoyed...More