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Bourton Model Railway

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Railway and Transport Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Housed in a period farmhouse and established for over 25 years this is a spectacular Bourton Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situated right in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Enter the world of your chuff head childhood dreams with some of the finest operating indoor model railway layouts available to the public in the country, covering over 500sq ft! There are more than 40 British and Continental trains running automatically on 3 main displays of OO/HO and N gauge with the unique bonus attraction of visitor controlled options!

Follow the trains' journey through their imaginatively designed scenes of open countryside, mountains, steams, industrial sites and even suburbia. You can watch day change to night, experience the fun of the fair and generally enjoy the attractive illusion of colour and movement enhanced by many working model accessories.

Bourton-on-the-Water is famous for its shallow river flowing through its centre, spanned by low arched bridges and flanked by wide village greens. An ideal place to visit for its individual shops, tea-rooms and attractions which include Bourton Model railway, Model Village, Birdland, The Perfumery, Cotswold Motor Museum and Maze. Appealing to all ages this unique village makes it well worth a day visit or longer.

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Opening hours

June - August
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

September - May
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
January limited openings


General Admission
Adults from £3.00
Kids from £2.50
Seniors from £2.50
Family from £9.50

Travel & Contact Information


Box Bush, High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AN, England

Phone number

01451 820686



Click here to visit Bourton Model Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

No, Bourton Model Railway is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Bourton Model Railway have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Bourton Model Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Additional information

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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