The village was evacuated in December 1943 during WWII and has been deserted ever since. The area was needed for military training but after the war ended, the villagers were not allowed to return.
You can still see some of the original buildings and read about what village life used to be like. The Row was a row of four terraced houses, numbered from the higher end nearest the church. Each house now contains a storyboard providing more information about who lived there, complete with photographs.
Both the restored Church and School buildings are still intact and have exhibitions about the village and villagers. The exhibitions are open from 10am until 4pm when the village is open to the public.
At Tyneham Farm, some of the outbuildings have been restored and there is a picnic area to enjoy.