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Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

The Square
BH20 5EZ

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Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

Telephone: +44 01929 481234

Opening Times

2019 Opening (15 February 2019 - 1 November 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* For full opening hours see website.
November to January: cafe and tea room is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults + 3 children£12.00 per ticket
Adult£3.95 per ticket
Child£2.75 per ticket
Child under 4 years oldFree
Seniors and Concessions£3.50 per ticket

A combined ticket for the Model Village and Swanage Railway can be bought from Corfe Castle, Norden and Swanage railway station booking offices on train operating days only.

Telephone: +44 01929 481234



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system in Gift Shop
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille food menu
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe open, 10am-4pm (low season), 10am-6pm (high season). Seats 75 people.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - Japanese spoken.
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 1 hour +
  • Max group size - 50
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction - Cafe indoors and under cover outside
  • Village Location - Located in Corfe Village

Languages spoken

  • Japanese spoken

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - Wilts and Dorset bus number 40 - East Street bus stop
  • Parking (charge) - Car parking in West Street, Corfe Castle. Coach parking at Norden Park and Ride.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - Party rates are available for group bookings of 10 or more, organisers and drivers are admitted free of charge.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking recomended to avoid clashes.

Access Information


Parking is provided for visitors
Within about 50 metres of the attraction
Route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is:
Flat, ie. without steps


Information available in alternative formats
Large print (at least 14 point)

ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to:
Gift shop
Public toilet
Ticket issuing point


Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided
Menus available in large print [i.e.14pt and over]
Restaurant/bar menus/bar prices available in large print format
Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the:


Staff have had disability awareness training


Audible alarm system
Facilities for service dogsAll dogs welcome
Hearing loop system
Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Tactile routes in the attraction for visitors with visual impairments
Only in some places
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest major road is the A351 - follow the road from Wareham towards Swanage for approximately 5 miles. Park at Corfe Castle West Street car park and follow signs to the Village Centre and Castle. Alternatively park at Norden Car Park (just off the A351) and either enjoy a pleasant walk into Corfe Castle village (1 mile) or catch the Swanage Railway steam train to Corfe Castle station. There is also a National Trust car park (free to members) on the edge of the village which is a half mile walk around the base of the Castle to the Castle entrance.

Sat Nav for nearest car park is BH20 5EB.

Public Transport Directions

From the west: the nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Railway Station to East Street bus stop in Corfe Castle. Walk towards the Castle, turn left into The Square and left again into West Street.

From the east: catch a train to Bournemouth Railway Station, transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage, then transfer again to the number 30 or 40 bus to East Street bus stop in Corfe Castle. Walk towards the Castle, turn left into The Square and left again into West Street. Alternatively, at times when the Swanage Railway is running, catch a train from Swanage to Corfe Castle. Tel: 01929 425800 or visit their website: From the station follow the road to the end and cross the road heading into The Square, then turn left into West Street.

Journey planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Telephone: +44 01929 481234

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