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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Miniature village, next open Mon 23 Oct - Sat 23 Dec 2017, £6.49-£7.99


Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Entrance to Merrivale Model Village


One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions, set in over an acre of award-winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls and lake with Koi Carp.

Sit for a while, escape the hustle and bustle while you watch the Merrivale Railway go by and wonder at the models.

Traditional crazy golf is also included in the admission price.

The popular Old Penny Arcade is where you can hear the 'laughing sailor' and see 'what the butler saw', and not forgetting the Merrivale Tea Rooms, a favourite on the Golden Mile. Delicious food with diabetic, gluten-free and allergy free choices.

NEW for 2017 Rocket Merri 1 and Merri Car Company.


Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 23 Oct - Sat 23 Dec 2017 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Wed 27 - Sat 30 Dec 2017 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Wed 10 Jan - Wed 28 Mar 2018 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Thu 29 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:15
Mon 29 Oct - Sat 22 Dec 2018 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
2017 Opening Times:

Open daily from 10am: 25 March 2017 to 30 December 2017.

2017 Summer illuminations at the model village:
Wednesday 19 July - last admission 8:45pm, closes 9:45pm
23 July to 1 September 2017 - last admission 8:45pm, closes 9.45pm
Wednesday 25 October - last admission 6pm, closes 7pm
2 September - 29 October - last admission 4.15pm, closes 5.15pm


2017 Admission Prices:

Adult £7.99
Child (3-15) £6.49 Under 3 Free
Concession £6.99


Merrivale Model Village

01493 842097


Marine Parade,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 3JG


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted



See location of Merrivale Model Village on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 531066  Lat: 52.59854 Long: 1.73622

By Road:
Take the A12 to Great Yarmouth. The Model Village is on Marine Parade next to Wellington Pier and Pleasure Beach Gardens.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children