Life in Miniature: Bekonscot Model Village

Life in Miniature: Bekonscot Model Village

Sarah Rainwater
Aug 21, 2009

This month's theme, "Setting Up Home," got us thinking about our obsession with all things miniature and that the first "home" many of us set up was the tiny one for our dolls or model trains. However you explain it, we went crazy for this miniature version of an entire village that we visited on a recent trip to the UK.

The village was built by London accountant and model railroad enthusiast, Roland Callingham, in 1927. He opened it to the public in 1929 and modelmakers continue to painstakingly restore the models and replace the buildings every 10 years. To find out more about the elaborate village which contains a zoo, a port with model ships, several castles, a coal mine, and more, visit

(Images: Sarah Rainwater)

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