A glimpse of English rural life around 1930 through extraordinary dioramas featuring railways, villages and landscapes.
From August onwards you can purchase admission tickets in advance or at the museum
Please note that days when we are open remain restricted
Some special rules and advice remain and please read them here
Explore highlights from the Vale Scene - in preparation for your visit
Our guide to the model scenes and to life in rural 1930s Vale of White Horse
A free range of digital jigsaws of Pendon for children through to experts
An ambitious model of the countryside of the Vale of White Horse as it was in the 1930s. It captures in miniature an impression of the calm unhurried beauty of the past.
Part of an imaginary Great Western branch line meandering from South Devon into Cornwall.
A famous, pioneering layout on permanent display. It runs on specific days during the year.
Pendon recaptures scenes from the English countryside as it was in the 1920s and 1930s using exquisite models to explain a past era and a different way of life.