St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

Type:Museum

New Street, Lymington, Hants, SO41 9BH

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About

Located at the heart of the beautiful, historic coastal market town of Lymington, St Barbe is a dynamic museum and highly regarded art gallery  that appeals to both locals and New Forest visitors.

The museum explores the history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast. Inspired by local pride, and supported by the local community, its collections and colourful, hands-on displays offer a fascinating insight into the area for all ages. The museum tells the story of the area and its people using modern, interactive displays.

The art gallery specifications enable St Barbe to loan works from national collections including the Tate, V&A, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, and National Maritime Museum, often for unique bespoke exhibitions that have drawn acclaim from across the UK.

Previous exhibitions on individual artists include Evelyn Dunbar, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Randolph Schwabe and Sven Berlin and St Barbe also impresses visitors with themed exhibitions on topics including 18th century marine painting, the Women's Land Army and Home Lad Home - the story of horses in the First World War.

St Barbe's Visitor Information Point is staffed by a team of friendly, well-informed volunteers, to provide help and advice to visitors.

We have leaflets to browse through, ranging from visitor attractions, events, transport, maps and local guided walks. We are an official outlet for the New Forest District Council parking clocks.

 

Guide Prices

Adults - £6.00
Child (5-16 years) - £3.00
Under 5's - Free
Concessions - £5.00 (Senior Citizens, ES40 holders, Students)
Family(2A+ up to 4C) - £12.00

Events

Sunday, 20th October 2019 - Sunday, 20th October 2019

MY Museum Children's Club (MC2)
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Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

Tea and Memories
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Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - Wednesday, 30th October 2019

Secret Life of Bats
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Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - Wednesday, 30th October 2019

St Barbe Bake Off: Halloween Competition
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Thursday, 31st October 2019 - Thursday, 31st October 2019

The Secret Life of Bats - part 2!
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Thursday, 7th November 2019 - Thursday, 7th November 2019

Thursday, 14th November 2019 - Thursday, 14th November 2019

Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Thursday, 21st November 2019

Art Textiles with Kirsty Eustace
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Tuesday, 12th November 2019 - Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Knit and Natter
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Saturday, 16th November 2019 - Saturday, 16th November 2019

Wet Felting Workshops (beginners)
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Sunday, 17th November 2019 - Sunday, 17th November 2019

MY Museum Children's Club (MC2)
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Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

Thursday, 5th December 2019 - Thursday, 5th December 2019

Thursday, 12th December 2019 - Thursday, 12th December 2019

Art Textiles with Kirsty Eustace
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Friday, 29th November 2019 - Friday, 29th November 2019

Christmas Decorations
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Monday, 2nd December 2019 - Monday, 2nd December 2019

Wood Engraving Course with Peter Brown
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

Wet Felting Workshops (beginners)
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019 - Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Knit and Natter
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Sunday, 15th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

MY Museum Children's Club (MC2)
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Friday, 3rd January 2020 - Friday, 3rd January 2020

New Year's Resolution Calendar
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: leave the M27 at Junction 2, follow the A326 towards Fawley, then take the B3054 through Beaulieu to Lymington. Follow brown signs to museum and car park. Parking: nearest parking in Emsworth Road, including two disabled spaces beside the museum Accessible by Public Transport: Lymington Town station is 0 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: five minutes walk from Lymington Town railway station

Awards

  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2018
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 1 Apr 2020)

* Open Daily: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 10am-4pm (Winter opening 10am-4pm)

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