Pendon For Families

Something for everyone 

Family Trails. We have 'I-Spy' style family trails to follow individually or as a family group. They are designed for 6 year olds and upwards and are a great way for families to experience the museum, identify details and understand more about life in 1930s. On completing a Trail children are rewarded with a Pendon fridge magnet.

Audio Guide. Our audio guide relates the models to aspects of life such as working on the railways and life and work in rural villages. The guide is complimentary to all visitors making a Gift Aid donation. 

Junior modelling. We run 'drop-in' modelling sessions for 5-14 year olds on school holiday Wednesdays. These are free and each child completes a small diorama to take home while learning modelling skills.

Cafe. Our cafe has a range of drinks and light refreshments. For those seeking a meal there are several pubs and restaurants near the museum and our reception team can provide guidance on these.

Shop. We have a shop that sells our own range of 3D printed model figures, railway and modelling books, and a range of books and souvenirs for younger visitors.

Find something new every time you visit!

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  • We have several Family Trails that you can follow around the museum.

    We have several Family Trails that you can follow around the museum.

  • Our audio guide (complimentary to those paying with Gift Aid) tells you about life in rural England and on the railways around 1930.

    Our audio guide (complimentary to those paying with Gift Aid) tells you about life in rural England and on the railways around 1930.

  • Exploring some of the detail.

    Exploring some of the detail.

  • Our junior drop-in modelling helps children learn new skills and they make a model to take away.

    Our junior drop-in modelling helps children learn new skills and they make a model to take away.

  • Our shop has a small range of modelling items, books and souvenirs for children.

    Our shop has a small range of modelling items, books and souvenirs for children.

  • We are part of a voucher scheme with other local railway attractions. Every visitor gets a voucher!

    We are part of a voucher scheme with other local railway attractions. Every visitor gets a voucher!

  • The best way to support Pendon is to join the Friends. You get complimentary admission in return.

    The best way to support Pendon is to join the Friends. You get complimentary admission in return.