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Godshill Model Village

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Address: High Street, Godshill PO38 3HH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1983 840270
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Authentic retro attraction that will take you on a trip down memory lane....

Authentic retro attraction that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Beautifully recreated models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages as they were in the 1920's and 30's. Passionate about details, the models are true representations of the houses, cottages and pubs you can still see in the 'real world'. NHS Partner Garden supporting the work of the Royal Horticultural Society. The gardens are packed with conifers and shrubs in the Japanese style of Niwaki, that will make you want to dash home and start gardening... Our customers tell us we inspire them or that they would like to take one of our gardeners home with them!

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A lovely well-kept feature

We decided to revisit this, as we both remembered it as children. We took our 7 month to visit the model village and he loved it. It was peaceful, it had sound effects and it had... read more

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to revisit this, as we both remembered it as children. We took our 7 month to visit the model village and he loved it. It was peaceful, it had sound effects and it had a working model train. It was a beautiful, well kept garden with stunning attention to details in the models. The lady in the ticket... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Strange we used to live a mile from a model village in Buckingham and the children loved it. Now we are taking the grandchildren around this delightful 1930`s model village with houses, roads, churches, an aerodrome with authentic 1930`s model aircraft, a railway, streams, hotels and a school and lots more. Such as a modern model of a wind turbine,... More 

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Model V, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Dear DAVIDMS20050, Well it seems you really did take it all in! Thank you for taking the time to review us and I hope you will be able to pop in again soon. Kind regards, Stuart More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the model village at Godshill. I was absolutely amazed with what I saw. The whole village was fantastic with amazing attention to detail. Everything was well maintained and cared for. It is clear that looking after the village is a labour of love for all involved. The shop onsite was also reasonably priced. Thank you so much for... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to confess, I am rather fond of model villages, although the last one I visited was in Canberra ACT in 2009. It was our 3rd and final day and Monkey insisted that I pick. I note that she had picked on Day 1 and 2 and taken the obvious highlights, so I was left with a zoo (I... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

never fails to amaze, we've been here several times in more than 20 years, & it just gets better. The "bonsai" trees are especially fantastic, not too busy either though I expect it will be very busy in the summer. We loved the added humour with the little people doing funny things!

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Thank 6Anon5
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Very happy you enjoyed our lovely little trees. It's good to be amazed now and again :) Best wishes, Penny. More 

Totton
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only originally visited Godshill to partake in a cream tea in one of the many great tea shops but it was during a walk through the town after that we discovered the model village. We elected to enter and we were all gobsmacked at the beauty of the grounds and the attention to detail of the exhibits. A great... More 

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Agreed a cream tea is a great reason to visit Godshill but I am glad you found us too! Best wishes, Penny. More 

West Malling
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This model village is definitely worth a visit. So well laid out, the topiary and bonsai are marvellous. The buildings are brilliant, a bonus that dogs are allowed too.

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Thank Jandy P
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Thank You! We love to see our four legged visitors here :) Best wishes, Penny. More 

Merstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and her friend, both very polite 14 year olds, were refused admission by a surly woman at this place, on the basis that they were underage! One to avoid.

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Model V, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Dear lizgiz2017, As the owner of the Model Village I only really have one rule that I will not allow my team to bend. That is where we politely ask that children under 16 years of age are accompanied by an adult. We do not feel this an unreasonable request and have a sign on the entrance kiosk that clearly... More 

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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at Easter with my two children who are 12 and 10 and I thought, probably too old to enjoy this little gem but to be honest we all enjoyed it. It's £16 for a family ticket, it's pretty small but there is a lot to see. The models are sweet with fab detail and the kids enjoyed hunting for... More 

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Best wishes, Penny. More 

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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the grandchildren and they loved the model village. Extremely well kept, the gardens and small trees are outstanding and there is a treat at every turn. Well worth the entrance fee of £16 for a family ticket. Took part in the Easter Egg hunt which was fun. Fabulous day out.

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review

Dear Billie, Lovely to hear you had a successful visit. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Best wishes, Penny. More 

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