Merrivale Model Village Great Yarmouth
See Merrivale Model Villages landscaped gardens, steam waterfalls and miniature wonders that never cease to amaze everyone. Have a go at crazy golf or visit the old penny arcade which showcases how things used to be. The whole family will be taken to places never thought of and at the end of the day everyone will talk about the fun and laughs that were to be had.
Merrivale Model Village Famous Garden Railway – When Merrivale changed ownership in 2004, research began to find a suitable replacement for the scratch built 2½” gauge 3 rail system that had been running in the garden for more than 40 years. After much research and consultation, the German manufacturer, LGB, the inventors of G scale (45mm gauge railway) was chosen to supply a new railway network to the garden. Thanks to the enthusiasm and supportiveness of the team at LGB and the assistance of David Pratt, consultant to the Discovery Channel’s Garden Railway programme, plans for the new LGB Garden Railway at Merrivale Model Village started to take shape.
Installation got underway at the end of October 2004 and was completed by Easter 2005. The new garden railway became an immediate hit with garden railway enthusiasts and visitors to the Merrivale Model Village, with many people choosing to return within the week for another look. Merrivale Model Village boasts approximately 350 metres of 45mm G gauge track running throughout the garden. There are 28 different types and styles of locomotive, tram, novelty vehicle and associated rolling stock with carriages, ensuring a wonderful range of train-spotting opportunities for visitors who never know which section might be running from one day to the next. The model railway has also become very popular with garden and model railway societies. We are always delighted to welcome visits from larger groups or coach parties wishing to train spot or simply to enjoy the garden and the railway running through it. To find out more about group visits please click here.
Merrivale Model Village OLD PENNY ARCADE – Step back in time and visit our unique Old Penny Arcade, which has been beautifully redecorated and refurbished in 2007. We have a wide range of fantastic vintage slot machines dating from the twenties to the sixties in our Old Penny Museum including old favourites such as the infamous ‘Laughing Sailor,’ ‘What the Butler Saw’ (mutoscope) and ‘All Wins’ machines. Put your penny in the slot and crank the handle, ping the lever, shoot a ball and beat your component! The old time mechanics provide hours of amusement and fun trying to work out how the machine operates whilst admiring their ingenious designs. Bags of old pennies are available from the Merrivale gift shop.
9 Hole Crazy Golf Merrivale Model Village – Merrivale Model Village has a Traditional 9 Hole Crazy Golf set on raised ground with fine views over the model village towards the Wellington Pier, It is fun for all the family. Please remember it is included in the admission price to Merrivale Model Village , where the tickets are valid all day long. The Merrivale Golf Course closes 15 minutes before Merrivale Model Village, allowing you ample time to leave the village.
Merrivale Model Village Tearooms. Take a well-deserved break in the beautifully decorated Merrivale Tea Rooms and enjoy a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake. We cater for morning coffee, delicious lunches and afternoon teas. Seating is available in our airy tea rooms or outside on the terrace. Find out more about the tea rooms here. Merrivale Model Village Souvenir And Gift Shop. Don’t forget your postcard! A large selection of postcards and other seaside gifts and memorabilia are available in our well-stocked gift shop, including a wide range of branded Merrivale Model Village souvenirs. A must buy is the glossy Merrivale Souvenir Guide Book with lots of fact and pictures about the village.
Merrivale Model Village Group – Schools – Coach Parties and Occasions. Merrivale Model Village welcome groups of all sizes and are also able to accommodate and host events, functions, special occasions and celebrations including: birthday parties, christenings, weddings, and much more.
Merrivale Model Village as a Film and TV Location – Merrivale Model Village have available a fascinating collection of vintage arcade games, ideal for film & TV productions and period photography. The Village in its enclosed site is also a perfect location for film/tv productions or specialist photography. We also have a limited number of original film and show posters including the Beatles. Derek Ryan – Won’t Ya Come Down (To Yarmouth Town) was filmed at Merrivale Model Village If you wish to hire or use the Penny Arcade or Merrivale Model Village for location photography please call us on 01493 842097.
We hope to see you soon at Merrivale Model Village.
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