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Godshill Model Village is a well designed and highly authentic reproduction of parts of Godshill Village and nearby Shanklin (including its famous Chine). People of all ages will marvel at the intricacy of the modelmaking and the tongue-in-cheek references to life in a bygone age.
Due to the fixed scale used throughout the attraction, it lends itself well to maths and geometry puzzles. This historical aspects depicted in the model village link well with the national curriculum, and the representation of the nearby medieval church offers the opportunity for students to study the real building in more detail.
As an outdoor facility, PSHE teamworking activities are obvious, with a choice of well designed trails and quizzes available. For arts and design students, the actual model making methods and techniques will be of interest, and the venue can arrange workshop demonstration sessions if requested in advance.
Science topics are covered here too - from the biology of the thousands of manicured bonsai shrubs and trees, to a cross-subject study of renewable energy.
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Q: ARE THE MODELS MADE ON SITE?
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Take a deep breath and absorb the slower pace of life of the early 1900s. Leave the hustle and bustle of the 21st century outside the gate!
The airfield is in the style of the many small landing strips on the island in the 1920s and 1930s. The hangar building is modelled on one at Apse Heath (approx. 2 miles away) that is now used as a barn.
This area is a model of Old Godshill. Above the real Old Vicarage you can see the real All Saints Church.
All Saints Church is the largest model on site and took around 600 hours in the workshop before being constructed on site in the 1970s.
First opened to visitors in 1952, this section of the garden depicts The Chine Inn, Fishermans Cottage and Shanklin Chine which can still be visited in Shanklin, just a few miles away.
The model railway gives you a flavour of the trains used on the Island in the past, with a few interesting passengers for good measure!
Built to highlight the scale of a planned onshore wind farm on the Isle of Wight, a project now abandoned.
A model of the ancient St Blasius Church just outside Shanklin Old Village on the road to Ventnor.
Beautiful scale models of some of the key buildings which you can still see in Shanklin Old Village, just a few miles away.
"Nammet" is an Isle of Wight dialect term for a snack or light lunch.
A range of gifts and souvenirs at pocket money prices.