National Motor Museum Beaulieu

Type:Museum - Motor

Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

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About

Come to Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest and discover the many delights that one of the UK's leading Tourist Attractions has to offer. It's a guaranteed great family day out with many attractions to discover in acres of beautiful grounds.

The National Motor Museum has over 250 vehicles telling the story of motoring from World Land Speed Record Breakers to Formula 1 racers. Visit Jack Tucker's Garage, which recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a typical country garage from the 1930s. As well as this, take a ride around the attraction on the high-level Monorail or see the sights from the replica 1912 open-topped London Bus.

World of Top Gear; See iconic cars from the memorable TV challenges in the condition they were left in! With vehicles from every era of the Top Gear challenges, World of Top Gear is now bang up to date with a brand new studio in the Enormodrome and fresh, new exhibits from filming with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

Included in your visit to Beaulieu is entry into Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538, and Beaulieu Abbey with its exhibition and film of monastic life. Visit the Secret Army Exhibition, telling the story of wartime Beaulieu and the training of secret agents.


Palace House, Beaulieu

Thomas Wriothesley, who later became the 1st Earl of Southampton, acquired the estate at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries when he was Lord Chancellor to Henry Vlll.

Brabazon Restaurant

A warm Spring welcome to the Brabazon Restaurant where Head Chef, Jane Bell, creates homemade food for you to enjoy from tasty soups and roasts to scrumptious cakes. Something for every taste

Beaulieu Gift Shops

Why not take a reminder of Beaulieu with you for all the family by visiting our gift shops.

Some sections of site cannot be accessed by wheelchair users, but photos & information on these areas is available

Guide Prices

Adult - £24.75
Child (5-16 years) - £12.50
Under 5's - Free
Senior (60+) - £23.75
Family (1A+4C or 2A+3C) - £64.00
Please visit www.beaulieu.co.uk or phone 01590 612345 for the latest prices.

Events

Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

October half-termWe had so much fun discovering the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu during October half-term 2017! Read on to find out what we got up to, and stay tuned for details of our 2018 activities... BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR 2018 ACTIVITIES Sign up to our mailing list below, or follow...
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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

OCTOBER HALF-TERMWe had so much fun discovering the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu during October half-term 2017! Read on to find out what we got up to, and stay tuned for details of our 2018 activities...BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR 2018 ACTIVITIESSign up to our mailing list below, or follow us on...
more info

Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 yearsCelebrate the 50th anniversary of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a fantasmagorical exhibition at Beaulieu! See a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen memorabilia including props, costumes and original artwork... plus meet the four-wheeled stars!
more info

Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

Fireworks Spectacular at BeaulieuOne of the largest firework displays in the south, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family.Arrive early and enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu before fireworks and live entertainment. For a great value extra charge enjoy old time fairground entertainments, including...
more info

Sunday, 11th November 2018 - Sunday, 11th November 2018

SIMPLY SMARTAll owners of Smart cars are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Smart car owners and enthusiasts.The event is set to provide a great opportunity to admire a wide range of these fun and often colourfully wrapped...
more info

Friday, 23rd November 2018 - Sunday, 30th December 2018

Christmas at BeaulieuExperience the new magical, after-dark, illuminated trail through the grounds and gardens of the Beaulieu visitor attraction this Christmas. On selected dates between 23 November - 30 December, the tree-tops will glisten as the gardens and buildings shimmer with seasonal sparkle. There's something...
more info

Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Saturday, 8th December 2018

IF I HAD KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW, WITH CHRIS KEITH-LUCASJoin us on Friday 12 October for an evening with Chris Keith-Lucas. Nowadays Chris Keith-Lucas finds himself regarded as a Historic Jaguar Guru. It was not always the case. Coming from a line of engineers, he was apprenticed on steam turbines and ship's diesels. His hobby of vintage racing led to...
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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

    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
    • Welcome to ExcellenceWelcome To Excellence Welcome To Excellence 2016
    • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Marque New Forest Marque 2016
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2018
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

    Opening Times

    * The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. The last admission each day is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

    What's Nearby

    1. New Forest Classic Car Hire provides a unique self drive experience across the New Forest.

      0.32 miles away
    2. Coarse fishing at Hatchet Pond, Beaulieu.

      0.32 miles away
    3. Let New Forest Activities take the hassle out of organising your next party. With a range...

      0.37 miles away
    1. We organise a range of activities in The New Forest area. Book online for popular...

      0.37 miles away
    2. Escape the offices and classrooms and experience the great outdoors with New Forest...

      0.37 miles away
    3. Home produced beef, pork and lamb. Vegetables and salad and fruit in due season. ...

      0.42 miles away
    4. From Beaulieu, this ride takes you through beautiful heathland with great open views over...

      0.43 miles away
    5. Using passion and expertise Fairweather’s have created a unique Plant and Garden Centre...

      0.51 miles away
    6. 0.62 miles away
    7. 1.9 Miles or 1 Mile


      Hatchet Pond is the largest area of fresh water in the New Forest....

      1.2 miles away
    8. A unique 18th Century village where warships for Nelson's Navy were built. Maritime...

      2.2 miles away
    9. Full and half day charters for fishing ,scenic ,and trips to the I.O.W

      2.2 miles away
    10. World famous woodland garden, home to the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons,...

      2.6 miles away
    11. Enjoy a bike ride completely free of traffic! This route takes you past some surviving...

      2.98 miles away
    12. Situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest, the centre overlooks Southampton Water...

      3.66 miles away
    13. You must have your own permit to enable you to fish at Mopley Farm.

      3.88 miles away
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    Friday, 23rd November 2018 - Sunday, 30th December 2018

    Christmas at BeaulieuExperience the new magical, after-dark, illuminated trail through the grounds and gardens of the Beaulieu visitor attraction this Christmas. On selected dates between 23 November - 30 December, the tree-tops will glisten as the gardens and buildings shimmer with seasonal sparkle. There's something...
    more info

    Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

    October half-termWe had so much fun discovering the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu during October half-term 2017! Read on to find out what we got up to, and stay tuned for details of our 2018 activities... BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR 2018 ACTIVITIES Sign up to our mailing list below, or follow...
    more info

    Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Saturday, 8th December 2018

    IF I HAD KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW, WITH CHRIS KEITH-LUCASJoin us on Friday 12 October for an evening with Chris Keith-Lucas. Nowadays Chris Keith-Lucas finds himself regarded as a Historic Jaguar Guru. It was not always the case. Coming from a line of engineers, he was apprenticed on steam turbines and ship's diesels. His hobby of vintage racing led to...
    more info

    Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

    OCTOBER HALF-TERMWe had so much fun discovering the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu during October half-term 2017! Read on to find out what we got up to, and stay tuned for details of our 2018 activities...BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR 2018 ACTIVITIESSign up to our mailing list below, or follow us on...
    more info

    Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

    Fireworks Spectacular at BeaulieuOne of the largest firework displays in the south, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family.Arrive early and enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu before fireworks and live entertainment. For a great value extra charge enjoy old time fairground entertainments, including...
    more info

    Sunday, 11th November 2018 - Sunday, 11th November 2018

    SIMPLY SMARTAll owners of Smart cars are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Smart car owners and enthusiasts.The event is set to provide a great opportunity to admire a wide range of these fun and often colourfully wrapped...
    more info

    Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 yearsCelebrate the 50th anniversary of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a fantasmagorical exhibition at Beaulieu! See a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen memorabilia including props, costumes and original artwork... plus meet the four-wheeled stars!
    more info

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