BUCKINGHAMSHIRE's popular model village has opened a new museum, High Shrunkham Junction, inaugurated by the Right Honourable Michael Portillo on September 30.

During the ceremony, Mr Portillo shared his nostalgic affection for the miniature world, harking back to his own childhood visit.

Bekonscot's managing director, Brian Newman-Smith, gratefully acknowledged the hard work of his team in realising the project.

High Shrunkham Junction is a deeply immersive 1930s railway station exhibit where visitors can feel as diminutive as the miniatures on display, imagining life from these tiny figures' perspectives.

Children are encouraged to interact at the Station Master's desk, stamping Bekonscot passports, dressing in guard uniforms and signalling other guests using flags and lights.

Bekonscot will remain open daily until October 29, switching to weekend openings until December 10.