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Godshill Model Village

High Street, Godshill PO38 3HH, England
+44 1983 840270
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Open from March to October. 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 about details, the models are true representations of the houses, cottages and pubs you can still see in the 'real world'. NHS Partner Garden supporting the work of the Royal Horticultural Society. The gardens are packed with conifers and shrubs in the Japanese style of Niwaki, that will make you want to dash home and start gardening... Our customers tell us we inspire them or that they would like to take one of our gardeners home with them!
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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"attention to detail"
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"well worth a visit"
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"isle of wight"
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"all ages"
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"football match"
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"football pitch"
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"quiz sheet"
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"trees and shrubs"
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"gift shop"
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"little gem"
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"value for money"
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"family ticket"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having first visited the Model Village at Godshill many years ago, I had quite forgotten just what a little gem it is. I visited again today with my daughter, husband & 19 month old grandson. The craftsmanship used in the model buildings displayed here is...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my third visit to the model village over a number of years and it never disappoints. You can see the hard work and dedication by the team working here. For me I was not only fascinated by the intricate models but the plants...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to take my son to this as went when I was a kid. Still great lovely details and nice question and guide for the kids to follow. Remember spot the red squirrels

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great attraction that I remember from family holidays when I was a kid. The craftsmanship is truly astounding (check out the model village in the model village, in the model village...) and the 'family quiz' keeps the intetest of all. Highly recommended for an hour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not been here since I was a teenager I was hopeful it still had the charm that I loved all those years ago. Thankfully it did! We both enjoyed our visit very much and can't wait to come back 😁

Thank AngiBC
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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Yay! Great to hear that - look forward to welcoming you here again :) Best wishes, Penny

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This model village has been beautifully preserved and well maintained. It is a replica of the village itself. The paths are easy to negotiate with different things to see around each been and from different angles. The creator has done a wonderful job in recreating...More

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your lovely recommendation! Best wishes, Penny.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's just one public car park for the whole village that I suspect would be hard to find a place in at peak times but we were lucky it wasn't school holidays yet. There are no pavements from the car park to the model village...More

Thank Tina M
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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Tina, Glad you enjoyed your visit here despite the heat and other challenges. If you return you can access the Model Village from the public footpath at the far end of the car park, across the village green (Central Mead) to a pavement (that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Godshill, a small village but has plenty of quaint souvenir shops,the Model Village is well worth a visit at an entry price of £4.50 for seniors it is worth every penny, AND the car park is free, excellent day outMore

Thank Marguerite B
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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Marguerite, Thanks for reviewing us and Godshill as a whole. You are right we are lucky to have free car parks in the village. (One run by the Council the other owned by the folks at the Old Smithy) - it means you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m sure young and old, couples and families will all delight in a stroll around the model village. Plenty to see with activity sheets to keep the kids entertained on the way around. Walk around once and take it in, then go again to answer...More

Thank Karen B
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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Karen, Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit. Look forward to welcoming you back next time you come to the Island. Best wishes, Penny.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Godshill itself is such a nice pretty place with its thatched cottages, gift shops and and tea rooms. The model village is a small family owned place which was a delight to visit. Such well kept and beautiful models and gardens with beautiful bonsai trees,...More

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ModelV, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for posting your review! Best wishes, Penny.

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Janet O
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Yes but might be a bit tight in places, however well worth a visit
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There is a website. Tripadvisor doesn't like links, so we can't put it down directly, but the website is modelvillagegodshill followed by the usual for a UK company. There is a page for information on groups, and it says to... More
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yes dogs are allowed but it needs to be kept on a leash
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