National Motor Museum Beaulieu

Type:Museum - Motor

Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

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The Beaulieu attraction is now fully open!

In the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu is a marvellous day out that can be enjoyed together. It includes the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the World of Top Gear.

Beaulieu's Covid-19 safety measures have been evaluated by Visit Britain and they are proud to hold the 'We're Good to Go' industry standard. Find out more here.

Start your engine in The National Motor Museum

This world-famous collection featuring 280 vehicles, celebrates 140 years of ingenuity, imagination, and engineering genius. Marvel at the cars that broke the land speed record, be star struck by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and re-live some favourite TV moments in the World of Top Gear. If you want to have a look under the bonnet there will be a Beaulieu expert ready to help you and, for those who prefer a bird’s eye view, a monorail ride through the roof of the museum is a must do!

Take trip back in time to the toys of your childhood. Tin plate and wooden toys, Die-cast and slot cars, pull-alongs, pedal cars and a whole lot more. Our brand new Motoring in Miniature exhibition brings this beautifully evocative collection together, and is one for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Explore the heart of our story in Palace House

This has been the Montagu family home since 1538. Explore this gothic wonder, filled with family treasures and stories old and new. Learn about the aunt who worked as a spy, or the tragic lady who inspired the Rolls Royce mascot. Learn our cook’s secrets for the perfect apple crumble

and find out why our butler wears a fez

 

Grounds and Gardens

From the Mill Pond walk, the Victorian Flower and Kitchen Gardens to the Wilderness Garden and Alice’s Topiary Wonderland, our beautiful natural spaces have their own historical treasures waiting to be discovered by you.

 

Little Beaulieu 

The perfect place for children to explore. Clamber around a wooden replica of Palace House, uncover secret passageways and ride the zip wire. There’s an adventure around every corner. Or perhaps parents just want to enjoy a sneaky cuppa and slice of cake at our strategically placed cafe while the kids wear themselves out!

 

Beaulieu Abbey  - 800 years in the making

One of the serenest places in Beaulieu, the 12th century abbey takes you back in time to learn what life was like for Cistercian monks and how present-day Beaulieu grew out of their monastery.

 

Discover Beaulieu’s wartime secret in the Secret Army Exhibition.

Learn about Beaulieu’s role as a ‘finishing school’ for the heroic Special Operations Executive in WWII. Filled with intrigue, adventure and tales of derring-do, find out how the secret agents who trained here learned to fight, disguise themselves and send messages back to London.

 

Guide Prices

Please visit https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/ for the latest prices.

Events

Friday, 15th October 2021 - Monday, 31st October 2022

Bond in Motion - No Time To Die Exhibition
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

May Half-Term at Beaulieu
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Sunday, 29th May 2022 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

Simply Electric
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Sunday, 5th June 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Simply Porsche
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Sunday, 12th June 2022 - Sunday, 12th June 2022

Mini Cooper National Register Day
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Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

Simply VW
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Hot Rod & Custom Show
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Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Simply Jaguar
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Sunday, 3rd July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022

1970s Classic Car Drive-In Day
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Sunday, 3rd July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022

National Austin Seven Rally
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Sunday, 10th July 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022

Simply Land Rover
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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Simply Vauxhall
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Sunday, 17th July 2022 - Sunday, 17th July 2022

Simply French
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Sunday, 24th July 2022 - Sunday, 24th July 2022

Simply Japanese
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Saturday, 6th August 2022 - Sunday, 7th August 2022

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend
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Friday, 12th August 2022 - Sunday, 14th August 2022

VW T Chill
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Sunday, 14th August 2022 - Sunday, 14th August 2022

Graham Walker Memorial Run
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Sunday, 21st August 2022 - Sunday, 21st August 2022

Simply Mercedes
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Saturday, 10th September 2022 - Sunday, 11th September 2022

International Autojumble
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Sunday, 18th September 2022 - Sunday, 18th September 2022

Simply BMW
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Sunday, 25th September 2022 - Sunday, 25th September 2022

Simply British Classics
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Sunday, 13th November 2022 - Sunday, 13th November 2022

Simply Smart
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      M27 exit Junction 2. Follow brown tourist signs towards Beaulieu. Plenty of free parking.Accessible by Public Transport: Brockenhurst station is 7 miles away.

      Awards

      • Welcome to ExcellenceWelcome To Excellence Welcome To Excellence 2020
      • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold 2016
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2020
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
      • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Marque New Forest Marque 2016

      Opening Times

      Open Christmas
      Open New Year

      * *Please note the Beaulieu attraction will be closed on Christmas Day.

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