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Open from March to October. Closed November to February. Authentic retro attraction that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Beautifully recreated models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages as they were in the 1920's and 30's. Passionate...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Godshill PO38 3HH, England
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+44 1983 840270
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Loved this attraction. I'm into gardening so I thought my first attraction should be related. Staff are the best thing about my experience. I went alone so I thought it wouldn't be that good but I was completely wrong. Best member of staff was the...More

4  Thank James M
Model V, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Hi James M, Well you need to tell me which day and what time you came then I can let you know who the 'old lady' was and I can then tell her your comments :) So glad you enjoyed yourself here and appreciated the...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place is absolutely awful. I'd rather have spent the time in the grotty toilets in the car park which is a 6 minute walk away. To start with, the place is based in some old fashioned time which is not to my appeal in...More

10  Thank Benjamin R
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Dear Benjamin, You would be very welcome to spend your time in the public toilets down the road if that is what interests you, rather than our family orientated, RHS Partner Garden attraction that has been welcoming lovely visitors since 1952. Thank you for your...More

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All reviews attention to detail well worth a visit isle of wight football match football pitch all ages trees and shrubs quiz sheet gift shop little gem value for money great attraction family ticket lovely place whole family couple of hours red squirrels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its good to spend few hours in there. Its really fun for Children. It shows miniature village with mini model houses and mini train lines, station, waterfall. it was Easter break when we went, there were hidden eggs which children could look for. It was...More

Thank chetnabhatia
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! Best wishes Penny.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE have visited Godshill several times whilst on the Island, so there were no surprises all looked the same, pretty thatches, plenty of tea rooms,etc although late in the year, there were quite a few visitors milling about. Quite a long walk up to the...More

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing the village of Godshill (but not us, as we have now closed for the season). Glad you enjoyed your walk up to the Church. Best wishes, Penny.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good few hours spent at model village. Humour and accuracy with a quiz for young ones and a squirrel hunt for all. A blast from the past and well worth a visit.

Thank MattD40
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Matt, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Best wishes, Stuart.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here before but I’m sure it’s grown. Its very well maintained and a joy to go around. The added advantage is that there are a number of covered areas you can shelter from any rain in.

Thank mbeale2014
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Best wishes, Penny.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids all enjoyed running round spotting things in the model village and completing the quiz. There is a lot of care taken in the setting of the scenes and lovely planting round the gardens. Worth a visit.

Thank HomGif
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! Best wishes, Penny.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice size to walk around in an hour, and a lot of nice detail. Children (7,5 & 2) had a great time spotting the squirrels hidden around the models.

Thank LMSBH
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! Best wishes, Stuart.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The model village is a lovely way to pass an hour or so if you’re on your holidays. The tickets to get in weren’t too expensive and there’s a gift shop to browse afterwards. My personal favourite part is the model trains that move when...More

Thank daniellefallows
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your 5 star review! Best wishes, Penny.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here in the morning as a gap filler inbetween activities. It is a lovely place to visit, we have been before quite a few times but I always forget how much there is to walk around! The models are very detailed and the...More

Thank Amber K
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your recommendation Amber. Best wishes, Penny.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would love to return to this attraction, as I am sure that on every visit another interesting feature would be spotted. The models are so very well maintained and the plants etc so very well cared for. There is also a lot of humour...More

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Karen! Best wishes, Stuart.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about half an hour walking around was so detailed all having different facial expressions. Had so much fun! I feel there should be activities for kids to make it more fun.. how many cows how man squirrels.. can get a prize for the closest...More

Thank hcorrigan95
ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! We do have a free fun family quiz to complete and there is a "Spot the Squirrel" trail also - maybe they were lost in the rain! Glad you still enjoyed your visit despite the rain. Best wishes, Stuart.

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