Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Model Village Open?
Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Model Village and Gardens are open to a limited number of visitors at any one time. The Courtyard Café is open for takeaways only.
During winter the Courtyard Café and Gift Shop are open weekends and bank holidays and seven days a week during half-term and other school holidays.
How Much Does it Cost to Enter the Model Village?
2020 entry prices:
- Adults: £4.20
- Seniors: £3.90
- Children: £3.00
- Family (two adults and up to three children): £13.50
- Children three and under: Free
- Carers: Free
Tickets are valid for seven days.
How Accessible is the Model Village?
Some of the Model Village is accessible, other parts not, but the main part can be seen. However, it really depends on the wheels of the wheelchair as they can buckle on the flagstone paving.
When people arrive at the Model Village, we ask a companion to do a recce to see if they think it is possible, partly also because the whole site is on a slope, so the return journey is a bit strenuous. We do not have a car park but there is on-street parking pretty much outside our premises. There is also parking at West Street car park, which you can access via the Square, driving past our property and taking the first right. It is a level walk to the village rather than parking at the National Trust at the base of the castle.
We also do not have disabled toilets but the National Trust have some at the entrance to their castle a very short distance away. Our Gift Shop and Tea Room is fully accessible.
We also have Braille and large print menus in our Tea Room, and a hearing loop system in our Gift Shop.
Are Dogs Welcome?
Dogs are allowed on a lead throughout the whole attraction, including the Tea Room. There is a water bowl at the entrance to the Gift Shop and on our terrace in the garden.
Is There Parking?
We do not have a car park but there is on-street parking for one hour in the Square. The nearest level car park is in West Street. Alternatively, there is parking at Norden Park and Ride, where you can then either walk to the village or catch the train. Finally, there is parking at the base of the castle at the National Trust Heritage Centre.
Any Other Questions
If you have any other queries please do contact us:
Corfe Castle Model Village, The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5EZ
Telephone: 01929 481234