At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930. Realistically modelled cottages , farms, fields and lanes recall the peaceful country ways of that period. Cavalcades of trains, accurately represented, provide a fascinating record of the railways of the time. Pendon is being created entirely by volunteer modellers who work to the most exacting standards. The photograph above shows the work of the late Roye England, the Museum’s founder. It is just one of the many fine model buildings in the Vale Scene. Pendon is enjoyed by people of all generations and with many different interests. You can watch a fascinating collection of model trains go by on the Dartmoor Scene, or spend hours taking in the detail of the model village in the Vale Scene. Our volunteer staff is there to make your visit as enjoyable and informative as possible, and will be only too happy to tell you more about anything you see at the Museum.
I always find it very hard in just a short amount of words to explain how great an attraction is and that couldn't be truer than here at the Pendon Museum. Once a dream and now a reality, Rose England's vision of how he wanted his museum to look, can be seen in all its glory here at Pendon. The model scenes that are here to view are of the highest quality and so much care and attention have gone into every minor detail which is clear to see, however for those whose sight isn't what it was, they even have binoculars to aid you and to ensure you don't miss a thing. With friendly staff, a great little cafe, a well-stocked gift shop and even a very informative audio guide, a visit to Pendon Museum is definitely a must, but don't just take my word for it, go see for yourself.