Highlights of the Vale Scene

The Vale Scene is one of the biggest and best dioramas anywhere. It is an extraordinarily accurate model based on the Vale of White Horse around 1930.

The virtual tour has around 15 points of interest. They are a mixture of text, photographs, audio and video. The full tour takes around 20 minutes.

It is a great way to prepare for a museum visit and get most out of your time with us. And you can return to it after your visit to explore further.

The Tour follows the route taken by a museum visitor and we recommend that. You don't have to follow it and can select any 'feature' and see its detail.

You can use the tour in two ways: follow our preset tour like a museum visit; or simply click on any pin to find out more about that object.

Looking for more

Friends Place contains a wealth of detail about our buildings trains and much more. It also has expert modelling advice. You can find out more here.