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Bourton Model Railway Exhibition

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Address: Box Bush High Street | High St., Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1451 820686
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Quaint little shop - miserable staff

I've been 3 times now with my 4 year old son who just loves looking at the toy shop and then visiting the model railway. The model railway exhibition is £5.50 for 1 adult and 1... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam L
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK - it's only a small attraction in a small village, but somehow the billing it gets does not quite match the experience. The positives. It is a really pleasant attraction and undoubtedly contributes well to the tourist attractions of Bourton. The model train layouts are comprehensive and work well and the kids (and bigger kids, I mean train-fanatic adults)... More 

Thank George R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been 3 times now with my 4 year old son who just loves looking at the toy shop and then visiting the model railway. The model railway exhibition is £5.50 for 1 adult and 1 child and we tend to stay for about 10-15 mins before he gets bored. It's interactive and good fun but over priced for the... More 

Thank Sam L
Bromley, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 train tracks with scenic surroundings. In and out in 10 minutes. Train stuff for sale. Only go here if you're into trains. Boring otherwise. Cheap entrance fee of £3

Thank Lovejoy D
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Highly recommend to visit the model railway. there are 3 huge models displayed...the 1st two are simply out of this world. We can keep looking at the tunnels, the trains, the signals for hours and hours and still have the same element of awe. The only sad part was that photography was not allowed. The 2nd model even allows us... More 

Thank Ananth J
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Although the display is small it is still worth a visit. My son was so excited when he entered inside. The first one is just for looking at but the next two are interactive where the trains move around the track according to their button. My son could have spent all day in here! It was difficult to find as... More 

Thank srjadams
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I found the woman on the desk to be rude and unhelpful. The exhibition itself was just okay, not worth the £3 entry.

1 Thank James D
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

3 layouts all based on Hornby accessories but using a variety of locomotives and running stock. My 4 year old quite enjoyed pressing the buttons to make the trains start, but at £3 for an adult and £1.50 for a child this is not good value. The toy shop at the front is worth visiting though.

1 Thank CoupeColonel
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have been visiting this exhibition for many years. Firstly with our children and now with the grandchildren. It never gets old, its great fun pressing the buttons and watching the trains move, Watching all the things that move. Every time we go I notice something new. It is definitely worth the entrance fee. The first exhibit where it goes... More 

Thank Sue S
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Been to Bourton twice now and have tried to see this exhibit both times! It never appears to be open! Most disappointing!

Thank alexpratt46
Coventry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Me and my husband visited the model railway exhibition during our trip to Bourton-on-the-Water, as my other half is a keen model railway enthusiast. It cost a small fee to get in (around £3 each) and there were several displays out. The first of these was a great detailed layout, including a fairground with working rides, which went from day... More 

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