Pendon Museum

Pendon Museum
Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire

Average visit time – 1.5 hours

Things to do at Pendon Museum review

Pendon Museum is an indoor model village and railway near Long Wittenham in Oxfordshire. The museum gives a glimpse of rural life in English around the 1930s through extraordinary dioramas featuring railways, villages and landscapes.

The museum is mostly run by volunteers with various exhibits across 3 floors. The informative and interactive self-lead tour takes about 90 minutes.

Exhibits include a Vale Scene which is a large diorama based on accurately reproduced buildings and surroundings. It is based on the Vale of White Horse which is a rural area of Oxfordshire. The craftsmanship is truly outstanding.

The Dartmoor scene and seawall is an imaginary Great Western branch line. The viaduct is very impressive and the scene includes stations and station buildings. The Madder Valley railway dates from the 1930s and the trains themselves only run on a few select days each year. You can still view the diorama regardless of the trains running. The museum has a free ‘I-Spy’ trail for kids that help you explore the whole museum.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

FAQ and Further Information Pendon Museum

Address: High St, Long Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QD, Oxfordshire, England. Phone: 01865 407365

Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving a range of drinks and light refreshments.

What are the main things to do?

Indoor model village and railway with stunning dioramas, with a glimpse of rural life in English around the 1930s. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £7.50, children 5-16 £5.50, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

Pendon has a small free car park that is sufficient at most times. If you do find that you need to park on the public road please do so with consideration to their neighbours and the village.

When are they open?

Pendon museum has a varied schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not permitted,

Are they accessible?

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