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Southsea Model Village

Closed Now: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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A classic seaside attraction that we visit once a year in September when we visit Southsea. It will... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2013
Good place to visit on a hot sunny day

My dad took me here when I was a kid and to be honest I thought it shut down years ago! Took my... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2013
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Southsea Model Village is a 1/12th scale village built in 1956. We are located on Southsea seafront next to the canoe lake and rose gardens. Just 30 seconds walk from the beach. There is also ample parking only 100 yards walk away. The model village...more
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Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Tried to go one Sunday in December but it was closed. Websites we visited said it was open (their own site was down). They could have put some opening time info at the entrance.

3  Thank mipra
Reviewed 29 September 2013

A classic seaside attraction that we visit once a year in September when we visit Southsea. It will charm adults and children alike, and no, it doesn't need modernising because it is meant to depict English rural life as it used to be. I would...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Really cheap place to waste a morning or afternoon children love it! Adults can also get a bit of a chuckle if they keep their eyes peeled for some of the tiny signs where children will not understand the joke

1  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 30 July 2013

My 3 and 5 year old LOVE this place and we've been visiting regularly since they could walk. There is a train track running around the village with Thomas and Henry doing circuits of the track, and they find it hilarious to chse the little...More

1  Thank JessicaRabbit5
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My dad took me here when I was a kid and to be honest I thought it shut down years ago! Took my girlfriend here and she loved it. Be good if they brought it into the 21st century. Some of models need a bit...More

Thank TerenceCarvalho
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Love this place with the detail models and location near the seafront. Great for the little ones and grownups too. Near canoe lake and southsea sea front ideal for a walk afterwards

2  Thank bLaZeR666_uk
Reviewed 9 June 2013

I visited the model village with my husband; It`s a nice place in general, more suitable for kids - there are Thomas and friends trains. The entrance for adults is £3; in my opinion is reasonable to be £2 or £1. I thought is bigger...More

Thank desito07
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Model villages have been one of the traditional seaside entertainment for many years but this one is slightly different in being built within a part of Lumps Fort, one of the Defence Forts for Portsmouth. The entrance is next to a good café with hot...More

1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 14 April 2013

i'm just back from portsmouth, and my son loved the place, which is lovely, worth 2 hours for little ones, who enjoy to follow trains on their paths, thomas and friends are here! the seaview from the castle replica is very nice. i felt like...More

2  Thank kyotogirl94
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Well, this is a bit weird. It's got a selection of models, most of which look like they could do with a bit of maintenance, plus they are not particularly good at keeping things to the same scale - so for example, some of the...More

2  Thank 639AnnaP
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Angie S
19 September 2017|
Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Ooh Good Question. I went on the train , But there is parking near Just check with , maybe local council ?
Amanda K
27 October 2016|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi, we are open all of half term. Thanks
Carol L
18 June 2015|
Response from Mark W | Property representative |
We are open from 10:30-5pm