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 original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 90 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of immaculately kept gardens and finely 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.
Bekonscot is open 7 days a week until 29th October and then at weekends only until 10th Dec. We re-open for our 2024 season on Saturday 10th February . Tickets can be bought in advance online at www.bekonscot.co.uk.
The Tea Room serves hot and cold drinks, ice creams, sandwiches and hot food. The shop is open until 5pm with a variety of souvenirs, toys and books plus the biggest selection of Thomas merchandise in the area.
Other attractions include the 7¼ inch Miniature Railway, an interactive museum based on one of Bekonscot's stations, kiddie rides, remote controlled boats and a play area.
The village itself has attained and attracted the attention of many public figures, 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 King George VI.
The village operates as a charity and every year donates all it's profit to local charities and good causes. To date it has managed to donate in excess of £6 million.
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