Our handcrafted miniature buildings depict Cumbrian houses and farms including classics such as Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter!
Lakeland Miniature Village is owned and run by husband and wife team Edward and Kathleen Robinson who actually live on the premises.
There is also a fascinating assortment of typical Cumbrian cottages, farms and barns, with intricate architectural detailing; round Westmorland chimneys, wrestler roof slates, crow-stepped gable ends and mullion windows.
All of the buildings and features have been handcrafted by Edward Robinson, who has spent thousands of hours, since 1992, creating these perfectly scaled models.
Rarely using any kind of scale drawings much of the designs are in his head.
Edward usually uses hammer, adhesive, sand, cement and a special chisel to faithfully recreate every detail of the buildings. A true labour of love!
There are water features throughout the miniature village including an Oriental Garden, and overlooking this is our Oriental Building, which doubles as a display area.
From 1 March until 31 October, Kathleen opens the gardens to the public as Lakeland Miniature Village. It was first opened to the public in 2001.
An ongoing project; it will be a few years until the miniature village is completed. Edward has been building this miniature village for therapy, as he suffers from the illness M.E. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and can only work a few hours per day.
Most of the work has been carried out by Edward, with the occasional help of his son Michael. Edward has built the miniature buildings, and carried out the landscaping and the building of the oriental buildings. Kathleen runs the business.
At Lakeland Miniature Village, we are always happy to hear your feedback and comments on how we can improve on what we currently offer. If you would like to get in touch, please contact us here.