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St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery


New Street, Lymington, Hants, SO41 9BH

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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. Recently refurbished, 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.

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


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Property Facilities

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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • On-site catering


  • Parking with charge


  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


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


  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS VistEngland VAQAS 2016
  • 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 2018 - 1 Apr 2018)

* Open Daily 10am - 4pm

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