Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929.
Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens andfinely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone.
Stuck in a 1930s time warp, see England how it used to be, and discover a wonderful little world tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
At the village you will find delightful tea room, serving fresh homemade food and hot drinks. There is also a large picnic area with picnic tables and rain shelters.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic, or enjoy some of the fresh homemade food available.
The village itself has attained and attracted the attention of many publics, even that of the Royal Family, who live just a short distance away in Windsor. The first visit was on 20 April 1934, the eve of Princess Elizabeth’s eighth birthday. The future Queen of England returned several times in later years, along with Princess Margaret, Queen Mary and the King. After her coronation, the Queen’s children came too and were equally enthralled with this, the smallest of kingdoms.
The village has managed to make £5.5 million so far, and each year all is donated to charity.