A new season and new attractions at Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village. Created by London Accountant Roland Callingham in the garden of his Beaconsfield home, the village welcomed its first visitors in 1929.  It offers visitors an idealised image of life in rural England in the 1930s.

2018 sees some exciting changes to the management of Bekonscot and its offering to visitors and school groups.

From 1st February Bekonscot started operating as a charity. This change comes after significant efforts by staff and trustees to gain recognition of the site’s unique historical heritage and educational value.

To coincide with this change, we open the doors of our new Education Centre where visitors can learn more about the history of Bekonscot and its many inhabitants. Through displays and interactive exhibits, you can discover how our models are created, learn more about the railway and how the beautiful landscape and gardens are maintained.

The Education Centre provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to experience life during the 1930s through role play and object handling. Regular talks for the public and hands on activities for children will be available during the holidays with interactive, curriculum linked workshops for school groups during term time.

A tribute to British eccentricity, humour and craftsmanship, Bekonscot fulfils a childlike curiosity for all things miniature that exists in us all.

For further information about the village and what is on offer, please visit our website www.bekonscot.co.uk

Charity number: 1164475

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