St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

Type:Museum

New Street, Lymington, Hants, SO41 9BH

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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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

Saturday, 19th June 2021 - Saturday, 4th September 2021

WILD celebrating the Natural History of the British Isles
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Tuesday, 10th August 2021 - Tuesday, 10th August 2021

Botanical Illustration
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Tuesday, 17th August 2021 - Tuesday, 17th August 2021

Plasticine Patterns
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Tuesday, 24th August 2021 - Tuesday, 24th August 2021

Fish Hats
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Tuesday, 31st August 2021 - Tuesday, 31st August 2021

Drawing in the Dark
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Saturday, 4th September 2021 - Saturday, 4th September 2021

Wet Felting
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Saturday, 9th October 2021 - Saturday, 9th October 2021

Wet Felting
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Saturday, 20th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021

Wet Felting
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Saturday, 11th December 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021

Wet Felting
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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 2020
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 1 Apr 2020)

* Open Monday - Saturday 10-4 | During Sundays during summer holidays (26 July-1 Sept 2021)

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