Welcome to Merrivale Model Village,

one of Great Yarmouth's best-loved attractions, a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the sea front.Take your time to discover this captivating model village and its charming inhabitants. Wander around the maze of paths and humpback bridges, spot the cricketers playing on the village green in their whites, marvel at the firemen carrying out a daring rescue from a smoking building and relive all the magic of the funfair in miniature.

Keep your eyes peeled

for the bank robber and watch out for the streaker among the many village characters.Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature.Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature.

  • Derek Ryan – Won’t Ya Come Down (To Yarmouth Town)

    Derek Ryan – Won’t Ya Come Down (To Yarmouth Town)

  • The Legendary Laughing Sailor

    The Legendary Laughing Sailor

  • Have Your Fortune Read

    Have Your Fortune Read

  • Mexican Fandango or What the Butler saw

    Mexican Fandango or What the Butler saw

  • Great scenes and models

    Great scenes and models

  • Atmospheric scenes

    Atmospheric scenes

  • The Old Penny Arcade

    Grand Prix Racer

Film and TV Location

We 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 - See video here.

If you wish to hire or use the Penny Arcade or Merrivale Model Village for location photography please call us on

01493 842097