The Model Village
Bourton on the Water
The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, containing all the buildings from the Old Water Mill (now the Car Museum) down to the Old New Inn and the ford.
The village was created by a previous landlord of the Old New Inn, taking local craftsmen five years to build, and it was officially opened on the Coronation Day of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) in 1937. The village is such an accurate replica of Bourton-on-the-Water that is has a flowing river with water wheel, two ‘singing’ churches and even a model village within the Model Village.
The Model Village is behind The Old New Inn, with which it shares a small car park, alternatively we are within easy walking distance of two large public car parks and the coach park. The Model Village is the perfect place to start your day in Bourton, as here you will discover the location of all the shops and attractions.
Also at the Model Village: Miniature World – a unique exhibition of highly detailed miniature scenes and room sets, including several moving miniatures. Over a hundred of England’s leading miniaturist craftsmen and women were involved in the creation of this exhibition. Miniature World can only be accessed from within the Model Village, it is undercover and a small additional admission charge applies.
We have a small gift shop selling souvenirs, and ladies & gentlemen’s toilets in our car park.
We are open every day of the year (except for Christmas Day)
Summer 10am to 6pm (Last admission 5.45pm)
Winter 10am to 4pm (Last admission 3.45pm)
For more information on the Model Village and the Old New Inn, please visit our web site: