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.

  • October Half Term Illuminations

    October Half Term Illuminations

    See the magic as the village lights up

  • merrivale Model Village, Railyway and Gardens

    Welcome to Merrivale

    Model Village, Railway and Gardens

  • 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 21 March and 1 November. Open Daily: From 10am 21 March to 21 July, Close at 5.15pm Last Admission 4.15pm. 22 July to 31 Aug Close at 10pm Last Admission 9pm. 1 September to 1 November 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 HELD for 2015 -

Valid All Day including the New 9 Hole Traditional Crazy Golf Adults £7.00 Senior Citizens and Children £6.00 Under 3 Free Super Saver (2 adults + 2 children) £22.00 Season Tickets
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £55.00 Adults £20.00 Senior Citizens and Child £18.00


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.




  • This is a must see place to go, as everyone of all ages will enjoy, see all different kinds of buildings, some depicting Gt Yarmouth, train track running through, a castle interactive buttons to press for the young, the gardens are kept immaculate, for those that enjoy plants at there best. And you must see it at night when it is lit up with street lights and all. Afterwards you finish up at the café with a lovely Victorian styled place to sit, and eat if you wish to.

    Kevin M Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom - Visited July 2013
  • nice way to pass an hour when the weathers a bit iffy. superb models, nice to have the trains running around, most of the shops etc have amusing or witty names(or corny depending on your sense of humour) good value for a family.

    Dave K Derby, United Kingdom - Visited October 2013
  • as a group we saved money so always worth asking loved the golf in with the price and the fish pond area was great the free use of umbrellas would be a good idea as it started to rain as we got there the ones that are see through would be fantastic

    misswoo55 leicester england - Visited October 2013
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