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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

Sunday, 17th June 2018 - Monday, 17th June 2019

HOT ROD AND CUSTOM DRIVE IN DAYMake it an unforgettable Father's Day at the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day on Sunday 17th June. The South's biggest Hot Rod and Custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful custom cars, live music and hip entertainment throughout the day!
more info

Sunday, 24th June 2018 - Sunday, 24th June 2018

SIMPLY LAND ROVERAll Land Rover owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Land Rover owners and enthusiasts. All models are welcome to this Simply Land Rover show, which is set to provide a great opportunity to admire other's...
more info

Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

POWER & MACHINERY FROM THE PASTA collection of working engines and machinery dated pre-1930. Entry to the Stationary Engine Rally is included in your Beaulieu admission ticket. Enquiries from potential exhibitors are welcome. DON'T FORGET As well as being an opportunity to view an array of stationary engines, there is also the...
more info

Sunday, 1st July 2018 - Sunday, 1st July 2018

AUSTIN SEVEN RALLYThe 750 Motor Club's annual National Austin Seven Rally returns for its 56th annual gathering at Beaulieu. Austin 7s of all types from all over the United Kingdom and Europe gather for an event full of activities, including an Austin Autojumble, driving skills tests and concours competition with...
more info

Sunday, 8th July 2018 - Sunday, 8th July 2018

SIMPLY JAGUARAll Jaguar owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Jaguar owners and enthusiasts. Shine your X-Type, polish your XFR, and buff up your F-Type... whichever model you drive, all are welcome at the second annual...
more info

Wednesday, 11th July 2018 - Friday, 13th July 2108

SHAKESPEARE AT BEAULIEUCastle Theatre Company, from the University of Durham, present one of Shakespeare's most iconic and witty comedies, Twelfth Night. The complex tale of lost siblings, mistaken identities and drunk knights is at once moving, side-splittingly fund and builds to a genuinely heart-warming ending. After...
more info

Saturday, 21st July 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

SUMMER LIVING HISTORYEvery summer Beaulieu comes alive with the sights and sounds of the past. Read on to find out what we got up to last year... and check back soon for details of our 2018 activities. BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR 2018 ACTIVITIES Sign up to our mailing list below, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or...
more info

Sunday, 22nd July 2018 - Sunday, 22nd July 2018

VANITYBMWVanityBMW returns for its third annual event here at Beaulieu welcoming BMWs of all shapes and sizes from the classic E36 to the modern BMW Mini, i8 and BMW motorcycles.
more info

Sunday, 29th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

SIMPLY JAPANESEAll Japanese car and motorcycle owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Japanese vehicle owners and enthusiasts. All models are welcome at the seventh Simply Japanese event, which is set to provide a great...
more info

Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

BEAULIEU SUPERCAR WEEKENDJoin us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend; the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world's most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. See displays of prestigious supercars and hear their distinctive engine notes as they unleash their horsepower on the demonstration run. The...
more info

Friday, 10th August 2018 - Sunday, 12th August 2018

VW T CHILLBack by popular demand, all VW Transporter owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for VW T Chill! It promises to be a superb weekend for VW Transporter owners and enthusiasts.Sunday visitors to Beaulieu will be able to see the colourful display of VW...
more info

Sunday, 12th August 2018 - Sunday, 12th August 2018

GRAHAM WALKER MEMORIAL RUNThe annual Graham Walker Memorial run returns for its vintage and veteran motorcycle gathering at Beaulieu.Veteran, vintage and post-vintage of all makes built before 31 December 1940, will be displayed in the grounds in tribute to the late Graham Walker.Graham Walker was one of the founders of the...
more info

Sunday, 16th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

MX-5 SHOW AND SHINEAll Mazda MX-5 car owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for the MX-5 Show and Shine.Whether you have a Miata or a Roadster Coupe all Mazda MX-5s are welcome at the MX-5 Show and Shine.Please note: This is an external event and as such we cannot guarantee...
more info

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

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

Property Facilities

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

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

Parking

  • Free Parking

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Groups

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

Accessibility

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

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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.

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    Sunday, 17th June 2018 - Monday, 17th June 2019

    HOT ROD AND CUSTOM DRIVE IN DAYMake it an unforgettable Father's Day at the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day on Sunday 17th June. The South's biggest Hot Rod and Custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful custom cars, live music and hip entertainment throughout the day!
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    Sunday, 24th June 2018 - Sunday, 24th June 2018

    SIMPLY LAND ROVERAll Land Rover owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Land Rover owners and enthusiasts. All models are welcome to this Simply Land Rover show, which is set to provide a great opportunity to admire other's...
    more info

    Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

    POWER & MACHINERY FROM THE PASTA collection of working engines and machinery dated pre-1930. Entry to the Stationary Engine Rally is included in your Beaulieu admission ticket. Enquiries from potential exhibitors are welcome. DON'T FORGET As well as being an opportunity to view an array of stationary engines, there is also the...
    more info

    Sunday, 1st July 2018 - Sunday, 1st July 2018

    AUSTIN SEVEN RALLYThe 750 Motor Club's annual National Austin Seven Rally returns for its 56th annual gathering at Beaulieu. Austin 7s of all types from all over the United Kingdom and Europe gather for an event full of activities, including an Austin Autojumble, driving skills tests and concours competition with...
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    Sunday, 8th July 2018 - Sunday, 8th July 2018

    SIMPLY JAGUARAll Jaguar owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Jaguar owners and enthusiasts. Shine your X-Type, polish your XFR, and buff up your F-Type... whichever model you drive, all are welcome at the second annual...
    more info

    Wednesday, 11th July 2018 - Friday, 13th July 2108

    SHAKESPEARE AT BEAULIEUCastle Theatre Company, from the University of Durham, present one of Shakespeare's most iconic and witty comedies, Twelfth Night. The complex tale of lost siblings, mistaken identities and drunk knights is at once moving, side-splittingly fund and builds to a genuinely heart-warming ending. After...
    more info

    Sunday, 22nd July 2018 - Sunday, 22nd July 2018

    VANITYBMWVanityBMW returns for its third annual event here at Beaulieu welcoming BMWs of all shapes and sizes from the classic E36 to the modern BMW Mini, i8 and BMW motorcycles.
    more info

    Sunday, 29th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

    SIMPLY JAPANESEAll Japanese car and motorcycle owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Japanese vehicle owners and enthusiasts. All models are welcome at the seventh Simply Japanese event, which is set to provide a great...
    more info

    Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

    BEAULIEU SUPERCAR WEEKENDJoin us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend; the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world's most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. See displays of prestigious supercars and hear their distinctive engine notes as they unleash their horsepower on the demonstration run. The...
    more info

    Saturday, 21st July 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

    SUMMER LIVING HISTORYEvery summer Beaulieu comes alive with the sights and sounds of the past. Read on to find out what we got up to last year... and check back soon for details of our 2018 activities. BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR 2018 ACTIVITIES Sign up to our mailing list below, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or...
    more info

    Friday, 10th August 2018 - Sunday, 12th August 2018

    VW T CHILLBack by popular demand, all VW Transporter owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for VW T Chill! It promises to be a superb weekend for VW Transporter owners and enthusiasts.Sunday visitors to Beaulieu will be able to see the colourful display of VW...
    more info

    Sunday, 12th August 2018 - Sunday, 12th August 2018

    GRAHAM WALKER MEMORIAL RUNThe annual Graham Walker Memorial run returns for its vintage and veteran motorcycle gathering at Beaulieu.Veteran, vintage and post-vintage of all makes built before 31 December 1940, will be displayed in the grounds in tribute to the late Graham Walker.Graham Walker was one of the founders of the...
    more info

    Sunday, 16th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

    MX-5 SHOW AND SHINEAll Mazda MX-5 car owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for the MX-5 Show and Shine.Whether you have a Miata or a Roadster Coupe all Mazda MX-5s are welcome at the MX-5 Show and Shine.Please note: This is an external event and as such we cannot guarantee...
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