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.

  • Merrivale Model Village, Railyway and Gardens

    Welcome to Merrivale

    Open 19 March to 30 October 2016

  • Merrivale Eye

    Merrivale Eye

    12ft high observation wheel

  • MerriAir airship

    Merri Air

    New in 2015 The Merrivale Airship

  • Majestic Theatre

    Majestic Theatre

    New theatre opened in 2015

  • Summer Illuminations

    Summer Illuminations

    See the magic as the village lights up

  • Merrivale Model Railway

    Famous Garden Railway

    Running throughout the gardens

  •  Merrivale Gardens

    Something for all ages

    Dogs welcome on a lead

  • Merrivale Waterways

    Merrivale Waterways

    Take time to explore

  • Merrivale Pub and award winning gardens

    Award Winning Gardens

    An acre of landscaped gardens

  • Merrivale Tearooms

    Merrivale Tearooms"

    Try our cream teas

  • Merrivale High Street

    Merrivale High Street

    A great shopping centre

  • Beside the sea side

    Beside the Seaside

    victorian seaside holidays

Time To Discover

Explore our award-winning landscaped gardens, streams, waterfalls and discover the miniature wonders of Merrivale! Many generations have enjoyed Merrivale Model Village over the last half-century and we would love to see you too!

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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

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Old Penny Arcade

Step back in time and visit our unique Old Penny Arcade. We have a wide range of fantastic vintage slot machines and real old pennies.

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Village Highlights

Village Video and Info

Opening Times

Merrivale Model Village is open daily from 10am between 19 March and 30 October. Open Daily: From 10am 19 March to 26 July, Close at 5.15pm Last Admission 4.15pm. 27 July to 1 September, Close at 10pm Last Admission 9pm. 2 September to 30 October, Close at 5.15pm - Last Admission 4.15pm.
Last Admission Last admission to the Model Village is one hour before we close. One hour is the minimum time we recommend for a visit, so avoid disappointment and make sure you allow plenty of time to explore. (seasonal last admissions apply)

Admission prices for 2016 -

Valid All Day including the New 9 Hole Traditional Crazy Golf Adults £7.50 Senior Citizens and Children £6.50 Under 3 Free Super Saver (2 adults + 2 children) £23.00
Season Tickets:
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £65.00
Adults £25.00 Senior Citizens £22.00 and Child £21.25


We are Wheelchair friendly for chairs up to 26.5" wide and we do have a loan wheelchair available. Prices are as above with one registered carer per disabled visitor charged at £3.00. We also have toilet facilities for the disabled.

Easy Access

Paths are quite narrow, but single buggies and wheelchairs have easy access. We are sorry, but unfortunately double buggies are too wide to fit round the paths. We are pleased to welcome dogs into the Model Village as long as they are kept on a leash and under control at all times.




  • First time in Great Yarmouth and first time to model village. Thoroughly recommend. We had a wonderful time and spent the whole four hours we had on the parking ticket. We will definitely return.

    Gareth Lawrence , Norwich Swindon, United Kingdom - Visited May 2016
  • Brilliant so much to see and so much thought and detail gone in to it. Well worth a visit.

    Heather Rayner Norfolk, United Kingdom - Visited May 2016
  • 5 star - A lovely day with buxton brownies the girls loved themodel village and the quiz. Spent several hours looking at the sites then fun in the old penny arcade. The staff couldnt have looked after us any better we felt like royalty. For the grown ups we will be back for cakes in the tea rooms wow who knew they could be so good.

    Adele Taylor Norwich, United Kingdom - Visited April 2016
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