Welcome to Merrivale Model Village,

one of Great Yarmouth's best-loved attractions, a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the sea front.Take your time to discover this captivating model village and its charming inhabitants. Wander around the maze of paths and humpback bridges, spot the cricketers playing on the village green in their whites, marvel at the firemen carrying out a daring rescue from a smoking building and relive all the magic of the funfair in miniature.

Keep your eyes peeled

for the bank robber and watch out for the streaker among the many village characters.Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature.Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature.

  • Merrivale Model Village Christmas

    Welcome to Merrivale

    Open Half Term 16-24 February 2019

  • Merrivale Model Village Rocket

    Merrivale Rocket

    Merri 1

  • Merrivale Eye

    Merrivale Eye

    12ft high observation wheel

  • MerriAir airship

    Merri Air

    The Merrivale Airship

  • Majestic Theatre

    Majestic Theatre

    theatre opened in 2015

  • Summer Illuminations

    Summer Illuminations

    See the magic as the village lights up

  • Merrivale Model Railway

    Famous Garden Railway

    Running throughout the gardens

  •  Merrivale Gardens

    Something for all ages

    Dogs welcome on a lead

  • Merrivale Waterways

    Merrivale Waterways

    Take time to explore

  • Merrivale Pub and award winning gardens

    Award Winning Gardens

    An acre of landscaped gardens

  • Merrivale Tearooms

    Merrivale Tearooms"

    Try our cream teas

  • Merrivale High Street

    Merrivale High Street

    A great shopping centre

  • Beside the sea side

    Beside the Seaside

    victorian seaside holidays

Time To Discover

Come visit our award-winning landscaped gardens, streams, waterfalls and discover the miniature wonders of Merrivale! Many generations have enjoyed days out at Merrivale Model Village over the last half-century and we would love to see you too!

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Garden Railway

When Merrivale changed ownership in 2004, research began to find a suitable replacement for the scratch built 2½" gauge 3 rail systems that had been running in the garden for more than 40 years.

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Old Penny Arcade

Step back in time and visit our unique Old Penny Arcade. We have a wide range of fantastic vintage slot machines and real old pennies. You will always find loads of things to do here with both family and friends!

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Village Highlights

Village Video and Info

Opening Times 2019

Merrivale Model Village is open daily 2 March till 30th December.
16th February to 24th February 10am till 5pm. Last Admission 4pm
2nd/3rd, 9th/10th, 16th/17th March 10am till 5pm. Last Admission 4pm
23rd March to 27th July 10am till 5pm. Last Admission 4pm
28th July to 1st September 10am to 7pm Fri/Sun/Mon last entry 6pm
28th July to 1st September 10am to 9.45pm Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat last entry 8.45pm
2nd September to 18th October 10am till 5pm. Last Admission 4pm
Halloween Special
19th October to 3rd November 11am to 7pm last entry 6pm
9th November to 6th December Weekends ONLY 10am to 5pm last entry 4pm
Christmas Special Weekends
7th December to 22nd December Santa's Grotto – 14/15/21/22 December 10am to 5pm last entry 4pm
28th December/29th December 11am to 5pm last entry 4pm
30th December closed until February 2020 All dates open subject to weather. All dates open subject to weather

Admission prices 2019 -

New Super Value 2 Day Ticket £8.50

All classes £8.50, Carer £4.00, Under 3 Free.
2nd visit must be taken within 7 days of first visit. Photo taken on entry and must be shown with admission receipt for second visit.

Season Tickets
Adults £35.00. Please note: 2 passport photos are required for each ticket. We can take the photos for a small fee.


We are Wheelchair friendly for chairs up to 26.5" wide and we do have a loan wheelchair available. Prices are as above with one registered carer per disabled visitor charged at £4.00. We also have toilet facilities for the disabled.

Easy Access

Paths are quite narrow, but single buggies and wheelchairs have easy access. We are sorry, but unfortunately double buggies are too wide to fit round the paths. We are pleased to welcome dogs into the Model Village as long as they are kept on a leash and under control at all times.



Things to do, Days Out & Places to Visit in Norfolk

Enjoy your day out in Norfolk and make some great memories at Merrivale Model Village. There is a great variety of fun things to do and different places for you and your family to visit and enjoy. Our Old Penny Arcade showcases some of the best vintage slot machines around, and our 9-hole Crazy Golf course is sure to make your day out one to remember! You can also take a break and relax while enjoying a tasty treat in our tea room.

If you are looking for even more things to do at Merrivale, why not check out our gallery? Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to discover exciting places to visit all throughout Merrivale Model Village.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the stunning county of Norfolk. Visit Merrivale Model Village today, and get involved in a day out with the whole family. There is plenty to do and plenty of things to see and we can’t wait to welcome you!


  • First time in Great Yarmouth and first time to model village. Thoroughly recommend. We had a wonderful time and spent the whole four hours we had on the parking ticket. We will definitely return.

    Gareth Lawrence , Norwich Swindon, United Kingdom - Visited May 2016
  • Brilliant so much to see and so much thought and detail gone in to it. Well worth a visit.

    Heather Rayner Norfolk, United Kingdom - Visited May 2016
  • 5 star - A lovely day with buxton brownies the girls loved themodel village and the quiz. Spent several hours looking at the sites then fun in the old penny arcade. The staff couldnt have looked after us any better we felt like royalty. For the grown ups we will be back for cakes in the tea rooms wow who knew they could be so good.

    Adele Taylor Norwich, United Kingdom - Visited April 2016
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