The Model Village

The Model Village

The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Rissington Road
GL54 2AF


01451 820467

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.

Miniature World
Also at the model village, 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.

Opening Times

The Model Village is open every day of the year (except for Christmas Day)

Summer (British Summer Time)
10am to 6pm (Last admission 5.45pm)

Winter (GMT)
10am to 4pm (Last admission 3.45pm)


An admission charge applies for the Model Village and Miniature World

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