Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

Bourton on Water Model VillageA miniature replica of Bourton-on-the-Water, built in local Cotswold stone. It includes scale models of the local shops, houses, cottages, blacksmiths, post office, parish church etc. all in one-ninth scale, planted with tiny trees and plants. Running through the model is a miniature of the River Windrush, complete with its little bridges, and a tiny working waterwheel.

Opening times: all year 10am - 5.45pm (summer), 10am - dusk (winter). Closed Xmas. Admission Charge
Location: Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AF - Tel: 01451 820467 - Website
Facilities: hotel, bar, restaurant and shop.
Image Credit: Paul Gillett (CC2)

Cotswold Motoring Museum

Cotswold Motor Museum Located in the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water and set in a group of lovely Cotswold stone cottages. The museum houses a small but very interesting collection of vintage cars, motoring paraphernalia and old fashioned toys from the 20th-c. Also home to TV's super car hero 'Brum'. A fun place for both children and parents to enjoy.

Opening times: Feb to mid Dec, daily, 10am to 6pm Admission Charge
Location: The Old Mill, Sherborne St, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BY - Tel: 01451 821255 - Website
Facilities: Educational area, children's play area, toy shop.

Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest RailwayEnjoy an unforgettable ride on this outstanding heritage railway, which runs through the beautiful Forest of Dean. Once a country branch line for the former Severn and Wye, the 4 1/4 (6.8 km) mile long track stops at several historic stations, including: Lydney Junction (Terminus), Lydney Town Middle, Forge Junction and Norchard Low Level (Terminus, with museum and shop).

Opening times: times vary, check website for details. Admission Charge
Location: Norchard Railway Centre, New Mills, Forest Rd, Lydney, GL15 4ET - Tel: 01594 845840
Facilities: parking, gift shop, museum, cafe, child friendly, dogs welcome, disabled facilities.
Image Credit: © Dean Forest Railway

Edward Jenner Museum

A beautiful Georgian house, that was once the home of Edward Jenner, who is famous for discovering the origins of a vaccination against smallpox. The house and the gardens remain true to the original 18th century era and the internal museum displays records of Jenner's life as a humble country doctor.

Opening times: Apr~Sep, Tue-Sat 12 - 5.30pm. Admission Charge
Location: Church Lane, Berkeley, GL13 9BN - Tel: 01453 810631 - Website
Facilities: parking, tea room, gift shop, disabled toilet.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

GWSR Steam Locomotive Part of the former Great Western Railway (GWR) mainline, passing though the beautiful Cotswold countryside, from Birmingham to Cheltenham. The line runs both stream and vintage diesel locomotives on a varied timetable.

Opening times: Mar~Dec: selected days & times.
Phone or visit website for details. Admission Charge
Location: The Railway Station, Toddington, GL54 50T
Tel: 01242 621405 - Website
Facilities: parking, refreshments, disabled facilities, well behaved dogs welcome.

Jet Age Museum

A facinating aircraft museum dedicated to the aviation history of Gloucestershire. Several Gloucester built jet aircraft and cockpits are on display including a Gladiator, Javelin and a Meteor; the first British built jet fighter, and the only jet aircraft to see service in WWII.

Opening times: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm - Free Entry
Location: Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Rd, Gloucester GL2 9QL
Tel: 01452 260078
Image Credit: Philip Halling

Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Interesting collection of restored antique mechanical musical instruments, musical boxes and other automata.

Opening times: all year, daily 10am - 6pm (closed 25-26 Dec). Admission Charge
Location: The Oak House, High St, Northleach, GL54 3ET - Tel: 01451 860181 - Website
Facilities: parking, shop, disabled facilities.

Oakham Treasures

Take a trip down memory lane at this award winning family attraction, one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in Britain. An unpresidented collection of memorabilia, containing thousands of past century artifacts from 1950s grocery items to haberdashery, ironmongery and toys, to vintage tractors and farm equipment.

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: Oakham Farm, Portbury Ln, Portbury, Bristol BS20 7SP
Tel: 01275 375236
Image Credit: Brian Robert Marshall

Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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