National Motor Museum Beaulieu

Type:Museum - Motor

Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

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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
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Saturday, 25th May 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

Sculpture at BeaulieuA sculpture exhibition featuring 350 works from international and national sculptors will be showcased in Palace House, and its gardens and grounds from 25 May - 14 July. New to Beaulieu for summer 2019, this collection features works by over 60 sculptors, including Heather Jansch, Tom Hiscocks,…
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Sunday, 23rd June 2019 - Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Simply Land RoverAll Land Rover owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 23rd June and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Land Rover owners and enthusiasts. All Land Rover models are welcome at this Simply Land Rover show, which is set to provide a great…
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Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

57TH NATIONAL AUSTIN 7 RALLY AT BEAULIEUThe 750 Motor Club's annual National Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu returns for its 57th annual gathering on Sunday 7th July. 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…
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Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

TRIUMPH STAG NATIONAL DAYOn Sunday 7th July 2019 Beaulieu will host a large, colourful, international gathering of the favourite 1970's classic car. Members of the Stag Owners Club (SOC) will receive a special admission ticket price. For more details see the SOC's magazine and website at Participant…
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Sunday, 14th July 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

Simply JaguarAll Jaguar owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on 14th July and park up within the museum complex for a superb day out for both Jaguar owners and enthusiasts. Shine your S-Type, polish your XKR, and buff up your F-Type... whichever model you drive, all are welcome. All participants will…
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Sunday, 28th July 2019 - Sunday, 28th July 2019

Simply JapaneseAll Japanese car and motorcycle owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 28th July 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 and visitors will have the choice to vote for their…
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Saturday, 3rd August 2019 - Sunday, 4th August 2019

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…
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Friday, 9th August 2019 - Sunday, 11th August 2019

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…
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Sunday, 11th August 2019 - Sunday, 11th August 2019

GRAHAM WALKER MEMORIAL RUNThe annual Graham Walker Memorial run returns for its vintage and veteran motorcycle gathering at Beaulieu on Sunday 11th August. 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…
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Sunday, 18th August 2019 - Sunday, 18th August 2019

Simply MercedesAll Mercedes-Benz owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 18th August and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for Mercedes owners and enthusiasts. All Mercedes-Benz models are welcome at this Simply Mercedes show, which is set to provide a great…
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Sunday, 25th August 2019 - Sunday, 25th August 2019

MG 95TH ANNIVERSARY RALLYOn Sunday 25th August Beaulieu will host a large, colourful, gathering of one of Britain's most iconic cars. As well as celebrating 95 years since the MG marque was registered, the Solent MG Owners Club (MGOC) will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Fellow Bournemouth and Poole MGOC members…
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Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Sunday, 8th September 2019

International AutojumbleJoin us for the iconic and double-award winning International Autojumble on 7th & 8th September; the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. With over 2000 stands at this signature Beaulieu event, each one groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera,…
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Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019

Fireworks SpectacularOne of the largest firework displays in the south on Saturday 26th October, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family. Be wowed by a spectacular fireworks display set to a top-secret playlist based on the theme, Out of this World, celebrating the 50th anniversary of…
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Sunday, 10th November 2019 - Sunday, 10th November 2019

Simply SmartAll owners of Smart cars are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 10th November 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…
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


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


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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • 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.


    • 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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