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
Please visit www.beaulieu.co.uk or phone 01590 612345 for the latest prices.

Events

Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

HANDS-ON HALF-TERMSEE AMAZING MACHINES Step inside Coggins' Garage to see the amazingly inventive machines featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Balloon car BUILD YOUR OWN BALLOON CAR Visit the National Motor Museum to colour in and customise your creation. Then blow up the balloon and watch your car zoom into...
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Saturday, 9th March 2019 - Saturday, 9th March 2019

MEET STEPH JEAVONSMEET STEPH JEAVONS Join us on the evening of Saturday 9th March to meet adventurer Steph Jeavons. Steph Jeavons is an author, journalist and adventurer who, in April 2018, completed a solo around-the-world (RTW) trip that took her to all 7 continents - a world first. The journey lasted a few days...
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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Friday, 5th April 2019

Historian Karl Ludvigsen.Join us for an evening lecture on Friday 5th April to hear the fascinating experiences of acclaimed author and historian Karl Ludvigsen. Some readers will remember that our speaker this evening, Karl Ludvigsen, was last at Beaulieu for a Friends' Evening in 2015 when he gave a talk on Colin...
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Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Sunday, 7th April 2019

Simply Aston MartinAll Aston Martin owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 7th April and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts. All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People's Choice Award,...
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Sunday, 14th April 2019 - Sunday, 14th April 2019

AROC SPRING ALFA DAY 2019The Alfa Romeo Owners Club are pleased to be holding the AROC Spring Alfa Day 2019 at the National Motor Museum on Sunday 14th April. Around 500 Alfas are expected to be on display, with members' cars ranging from pre-war models right through to the latest Stelvio, there will be a fantastic array...
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Thursday, 18th April 2019 - Monday, 22nd April 2019

BONNETS GALORE EASTER HOLIDAYSRev up your Easter holidays! See the sights, sounds and smells of motoring history come to life as vehicles roar into action in the Beaulieu grounds, then try on bonnets of a different kind in Palace House... SEE MOTORS IN ACTION Historic cavalcade on the Beaulieu Events Arena DAILY CAVALCADE -...
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Sunday, 21st April 2019 - Sunday, 21st April 2019

Simply AudiAll Audi owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 21st April and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Audi owners and enthusiasts. Join fellow owners and enthusiasts in displaying your pride and joy. Plus vote for your favourite Audi in the...
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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

UNDER THE BONNET RETURNSJoin Museum Manager, Doug Hill, for an evening in the National Motor Museum on Saturday 30th March. Due to the popularity of our last 'Under the Bonnet' evening, we are spreading the experience across two days to reduce crowding and allow more interaction - the second evening will take place on...
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Sunday, 5th May 2019 - Sunday, 5th May 2019

Simply FordAll Ford owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 5th May and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Ford owners and enthusiasts. From custom Fiestas, restored Mk1 Escorts and even the odd Transit, Beaulieu's Simply Ford show is one of the...
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Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Sunday, 19th May 2019

Spring AutojumbleSister to the iconic and world-famous International Autojumble, the Spring Autojumble is perfect for those with an existing project looking for parts, looking for your next project and of course motoring enthusiasts. With over 1000 of stands and stalls to browse and pick through, you're sure to...
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Sunday, 19th May 2019 - Sunday, 19th May 2019

Land Rover RummageBuy and sell items for your Land Rover at the Beaulieu Land Rover Rummage. There are stands selling a range of items for a Land Rover; from a washer to a complete vehicle. Held within the Spring Autojumble at Beaulieu, visitors to the Beaulieu Land Rover Rummage will also be able to wander around...
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Saturday, 25th May 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

May Half TermLast May half-term we entered the daring realm of World War II spies and soldiers! Throughout May half-term we tested our mettle as a secret agent by heading off across the Beaulieu grounds on our very own SOE training mission. YOUR MISSION The Special Operations Executive were running a...
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Sunday, 2nd June 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Simply PorscheWhether you drive a Boxster, 911 or something a little older such as a 924, all Porsche models in all conditions are welcome at Simply Porsche, and it provides a great opportunity to admire other's vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts. Join other Porsche enthusiasts and show off your...
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Sunday, 9th June 2019 - Sunday, 9th June 2019

MINI COOPER REGISTER RALLYThere will be a large display of Coopers from each of the marques, ranging from 1961 Coopers up to the latest New MINI Cooper Works. The registrars of each of the marques will be available at the show to discuss any enquiries you may have. Trade stands will be available for all those elusive items...
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Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

Simply VWAll VW owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Saturday 15th June and park up within the museum complex for Simply VW. It promises to be a superb day out for both VW owners and enthusiasts. All models are welcome and visitors will have the choice to vote for their favourite in the People's...
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Sunday, 16th June 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In DayBring the family down to Beaulieu for Father's Day to enjoy a colourful display of hundreds of custom cars and motorcycles. With the Vintage Village, dancing and live entertainment there will be something for all the family to enjoy. Plus! Your ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction,...
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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 www.stag.org.uk. 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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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.

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