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.

  • The Old Penny Arcade
  • The Legendary Laughing Sailor

    The Legendary Laughing Sailor

  • Mexican Fandango or What the Butler saw

  • The Old Penny Arcade

    The Old Penny Arcade

  • The Old Penny Arcade

    The Old Penny Arcade

  • The Old Penny Arcade

    Grand Prix Racer

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.