Wimborne Model Town is a unique educational aid as a social history resource with over 100 miniature shopfronts representing goods and services available in Wimborne more than 60 years ago.
The board of trustees are encouraging of educational visits. Admission charges are £5 per junior (assuming a group of more than 10) with no charge for necessary support staff and teachers.
Teachers are welcome to book a free site audit visit and review the available resources in situ.
We have a developing 1950s school and shop area with a history timeline display and established quizzes, tasks and spot challenges to undertake, There is much we have to offer for a school visit.
The 1950s school and shop area which can be enjoyed by everyone but has special focus for Foundation and Key Stage One levels. Come and sit at the old desks and find out what 1950s school lessons were like - but don't bang the lids!
Learn about the Commonwealth and the Coronation - how about some 11 plus questions?
View the time-line of the Model Town's history against national and world events.
You can now see some of the products our grandparents bought in our retail display together with period scales and "real" money. Can you convert back from decimal coinage?
Once a visit is booked, there will be access to our resource site which includes:
RESOURCE PACK - Family life / Leisure / Timeline / Transport
DETECTIVE TRAIL & TASKS - Follow the trail around the Model Town site and undertake 6 curriculum based detective tasks.