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Museum:OLD PENNY ARCADES NORFOLK at Merrivale Model Village

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Visit Britain Good to go
  • WTTC SafeTravels

Museum, free entry

VAQAS, NTAA MEMBER, VISIT BRITAIN GOOD TO GO

OLD PENNY ARCADES NORFOLK

OLD PENNY ARCADES NORFOLK

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.

Details

Do you remember the days of the large old pennies, when playing these classic machines became part of your seaside memories? Well, now you can relive those days at Peter Williamsons Old Penny Arcades at either Wroxham Miniature Worlds or Merrivale Model Village where you will find part of the Williamson collection of vintage amusement machines. Come and enjoy playing machines such as the One Armed Bandits, Working Models, Allwins, Strength Testers and Fortune Tellers- to name but a few. The large old pennies are available to purchase and you can start to bring back those lovely memories with a large choice of machines to play at either venue, come and hear the “ Laughing Sailor” one more time.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesSmoking not allowed

Prices

Free entry

Bags of old pennies are available for a small fee.

Address

Marine Parade,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR30 3JG

Directions

See location of Merrivale Model Village on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 531066  Lat: 52.59854 Long: 1.73622

By Road:
Take the A12 to Great Yarmouth. The Model Village is on Marine Parade next to Wellington Pier and Pleasure Beach Gardens.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children