Corfe Castle Model Village

1/20th scale model of Corfe Castle and the village as it was in 1646

Welcome to Corfe Castle Model Village, situated in the heart of Corfe Castle village, on the Isle of Purbeck, within easy reach of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth, and at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

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Model Village and Gardens

Come and visit us and see what Corfe Castle would have looked like prior to its destruction by Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Civil War. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, we are the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.

We're currently closed but we open again on Wednesday at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Landscaped English Gardens, Ruined Castle in Background
Corfe Castle Model Village
Corfe Castle Model Village by Ian Barrow Photography
Corfe Castle Model Village Civil War Soldier

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Lots to See and Do

Included in your visit to the Model Village and Gardens:
  • Croquet lawn
  • Enchanted Fairy Garden
  • Fossil Corner
  • Giant games for all the family
  • Wildlife Garden with hide and bird feeding station
  • The Potting Shed Miniature Museum and Information Centre
  • Life-size Civil War soldiers, guarding our castle
  • Village punishment area for scoundrels, with working stocks and pillories
  • Gift Shop, selling local produce and fun gifts for all the family
  • Terrace for refreshments with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and castle
  • Courtyard Café and Tea Room serving fresh local produce in a 17th century courtyard setting, open to everyone whether visiting the Model Village or not

Courtyard Café and Tea Room

Whether you visit the Model Village or not, you can enjoy our 17th century courtyard setting for an alfresco dining experience.

There’s a lovely terrace in the Model Village where you can enjoy dining with wide reaching views of the Purbeck Hills, the castle and our gardens.

Finding Us

Travel by Train

Save money with a combined ticket from Swanage Railway. Telephone: 01929 425800.

Travel by Bus

Take the Purbeck Breezer services (No. 40 from Poole via Wareham or the No. 50 from Bournemouth via Swanage, change at Swanage for the No. 40 or take the Swanage Railway train). See Wilts & Dorset Buses website for full details of local services.

Travel by Road

On the A351 Wareham to Swanage road (you can’t miss the real castle).

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