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Pendon Museum Reviews
Open only on certain days, Pendon museum is signposted with brown tourist signs around the area and is situated off the narrow western end of the High Street in the village of Long Wittenham. There is... more »
This has some interesting layouts of trains of the local area. It has plenty of information and also an Audio tour. Worth another visit. more »
My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. The price did seem quite steep at first but the more we went round the happier we were we went. The volunteers were very knowledgable and happy to demonstr... more »
I have wanted to go to Pendon for several years and finally got the chance last weekend. Photographs that you see of the level of detail do not do it justice! A must for a modeller, with helpful friendly staff.
So much more than just models, it's like a window into the past, but the models themselves are absolutely stunning.
I visited Pendon Museum as a german tourist with friends. I had seen it before but this time I had the feeling, that it is totaly different. It is a nice place to go but it isn´t a playground for children in younger age. The staff is kind and verry helpfull at any time. You have to take a bit more time because it is so much to see (details). After the walk a round You can have a snack and something to drink. If You think, that the staff is doing all the work as a "hobby", it´s worth all pennys it costs. Thanks to the staff. I`ll come again.
With a modest look from the outside, going in reveals to be a real treat for those who enjoy scale model dioramas. The museum features three main diorama scenes of different sizes who will keep you busy admiring the details for quite sometime. Along side them, you will find small exhibits, detailing information on their history and construction. In a way, this museum pulls at some of the nostalgia strings that many of us have and is a must for enthusiasts. For people who aren't so, you might want to give it a pass. While, with kids, the museum tries to engage them via a game of spot where they are given a sheet with multiple details listed, with the little ones having to spot them all, adults aren't as easy to entertain if they don't have a minimal interest on it.
Not really a place for kids. Took my boy a few years ago but he was bored as he couldn't interact. Some trains not running while being played with by the enthusiasts who ran the place.
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