National Motor Museum Beaulieu

Type:Museum - Motor

Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

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Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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Tickets are now on sale for visits up to the 16 May allowing you to explore our wonderful outdoor spaces.

Wander through the Victorian flower and vegetable gardens including the Alice in Wonderland topiary and the stunning Love Lock Tree sculpture. Explore the Mill Pond Walk featuring tree carvings, hidden fairy doors and views across the Beaulieu River Mill Pond. Experience a moment of serenity in the Beaulieu Abbey Cloister or take a romp through the parkland and find a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic. Our adventure play area, Little Beaulieu is also open for children to have fun and let off some steam.

Our indoor spaces including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Secret Army exhibitions remain closed until 17th May.

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.

 

New for 2020  - 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

Sunday, 23rd May 2021 - Sunday, 23rd May 2021

Simply Electric
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Friday, 28th May 2021 - Sunday, 30th May 2021

BBC Gardeners' World Fair Spring
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Sunday, 6th June 2021 - Sunday, 6th June 2021

Simply Porsche
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Saturday, 19th June 2021 - Saturday, 19th June 2021

Simply VW
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Saturday, 19th June 2021 - Monday, 30th August 2021

Sculpture at Beaulieu
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Sunday, 20th June 2021 - Sunday, 20th June 2021

Hot Rod & Custom Show
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Sunday, 27th June 2021 - Sunday, 27th June 2021

Simply Jaguar
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Sunday, 11th July 2021 - Sunday, 11th July 2021

Simply Land Rover
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Saturday, 17th July 2021 - Saturday, 17th July 2021

Simply Vauxhall
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Sunday, 18th July 2021 - Sunday, 18th July 2021

Simply Ford
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Thursday, 22nd July 2021 - Friday, 23rd July 2021

Alice in Wonderland
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Sunday, 25th July 2021 - Sunday, 25th July 2021

Simply Japanese
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Sunday, 1st August 2021 - Sunday, 1st August 2021

Simply Audi
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Saturday, 7th August 2021 - Sunday, 8th August 2021

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend
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Friday, 13th August 2021 - Sunday, 15th August 2021

VW T Chill
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Saturday, 21st August 2021 - Saturday, 21st August 2021

Simply Aston Martin
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Sunday, 22nd August 2021 - Sunday, 22nd August 2021

Simply Mercedes
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Saturday, 4th September 2021 - Sunday, 5th September 2021

International Autojumble
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Sunday, 12th September 2021 - Sunday, 12th September 2021

Simply French
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Sunday, 19th September 2021 - Sunday, 19th September 2021

Simply BMW
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Sunday, 26th September 2021 - Sunday, 26th September 2021

Simply British Classics
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Sunday, 7th November 2021 - Sunday, 7th November 2021

Simply Smart
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Wednesday, 10th November 2021 - Wednesday, 10th November 2021

The Artisan Collective Fair
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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 AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
    • 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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