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Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Beaulieu National Motor Museum exterior

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From Saturday 4th July, the Beaulieu attraction will reopen. 

At Beaulieu, one inclusive ticket provides access to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition, Little Beaulieu and unlimited rides on the Monorail. Visitors will also get their first glance at an exciting new exhibition, Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood.

Visitor numbers limited each day to ensure that our spaces never become crowded. We therefore request that you pre-book your tickets online ahead of your visit.  Please visit the website for further information.

 

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In the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu is a marvellous day out that can be enjoyed together. It includes the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and a new adventure play area, Little Beaulieu.

Start your engine in The National Motor Museum

This world-famous collection featuring 280 vehicles, celebrates 140 years of ingenuity, imagination, and engineering genius. Marvel at the cars that broke the land speed record, be star struck by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and re-live some favourite TV moments in the World of Top Gear. If you want to have a look under the bonnet there will be a Beaulieu expert ready to help you and, for those who prefer a bird’s eye view, a monorail ride through the roof of the museum is a must do!

From Easter, you can take a trip back in time to the toys of your childhood. Tin plate and wooden toys, Die-cast and slot cars, pull-alongs, pedal cars and a whole lot more. Our Motoring in Miniature exhibition brings this beautifully evocative collection together, and is one for the whole family to enjoy.

Explore the heart of our story in Palace House

This has been the Montagu family home since 1538. Explore this gothic wonder, filled with family treasures and stories old and new. Learn about the aunt who worked as a spy, or the tragic lady who inspired the Rolls Royce mascot. Learn our cook’s secrets for the perfect apple crumble

and find out why our butler wears a fez

Grounds and Gardens

From the Mill Pond walk, the Victorian Flower and Kitchen Gardens to the Wilderness Garden and Alice’s Topiary Wonderland, our beautiful natural spaces have their own historical treasures waiting to be discovered by you.

New for 2020  - Little Beaulieu

The perfect place for children to explore. Clamber around a wooden replica of Palace House, uncover secret passageways and ride the zip wire. There’s an adventure around every corner. Or perhaps parents just want to enjoy a sneaky cuppa and slice of cake at our strategically placed cafe while the kids wear themselves out!

Beaulieu Abbey  - 800 years in the making

One of the serenest places in Beaulieu, the 12th century abbey takes you back in time to learn what life was like for Cistercian monks and how present-day Beaulieu grew out of their monastery.

Discover Beaulieu’s wartime secret in the Secret Army Exhibition.

Learn about Beaulieu’s role as a ‘finishing school’ for the heroic Special Operations Executive in WWII. Filled with intrigue, adventure and tales of derring-do, find out how the secret agents who trained here learned to fight, disguise themselves and send messages back to London.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Advance)£19.50 per ticket
Child (5-17) (Advance)£9.50 per ticket
Family (Advance)£49.00 per ticket
Senior/Student (Advance)£18.50 per ticket
Under 5'sFree

Please note - Online tickets need to be purchased online up to one day in advance.
Some rides are subject to a value added charge including the Simulator and Radio Cars.

Opening Times

Winter (23 Sept 2020 - 22 May 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Summer (23 May 2021 - 21 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* Closed Christmas Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
National Motor Museum
Beaulieu
New Forest
Hampshire
SO42 7ZN
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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Beaulieu is situated in the south of England, in the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton, with easy access from London and the Home Counties. By Road - M27 exit junction 2, follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu. Sat nav postcode is SO42 7ZN, however please follow brown and white tourist signs to Beaulieu and our visitor entrance. For more detailed directions please visit multimap. For up-to-date travel information, please visit: www.transportdirect.info. Cyclists - if you arrive at Beaulieu by pedal power we will give you 20% off our standard admission.

    You can park your car for free in our designated car parks which can hold up to 1,000 cars. We also have overflow car parks for busy event days. There is a separate car park for disabled visitors, near to Visitor Reception.

    Visitors driving motorhomes or towing caravans can park their vehicles in the coach park. There are no height restrictions entering or leaving the site.

    Need to charge your electric car? Thanks to generous funding by the Sustainable Transport Solutions Fund we have three electric car charging posts available for visitors to use, free of charge. To access either use your own card or borrow one from Visitor Reception (for a small deposit). We have several 7-pin and one 13amp 3 pin connections available.

    Be animal aware! The New Forest National Park is home to some amazing animals and we share the roads with horses, donkeys and more. Please read the National Park Authority's advice for New Forest Drivers and drive carefully on your way to Beaulieu.

    Public Transport Directions

    Travel by train, ferry or bus for all or part of your journey to Beaulieu and we'll reward you with 20% off our standard admission. Simply present your travel tickets on arrival, valid on the day of your visit, to claim your discount. Please note this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including discounted advance online tickets, family tickets, or on major event days. By Bus:

    New Forest Tour (7 July - 9 September)

    The New Forest Tour's Green Route links Beaulieu with Hythe Ferry (for Southampton), Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst (rail station) and Lymington. Tickets are valid all day on all routes and you can hop on and off wherever you like. For timetables and ticket information visit New Forest Tour.

    Wilts & Dorset (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    Wilts & Dorset buses have a limited service between Hythe and Lymington which only runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It drops visitors either at the Museum entrance or in Beaulieu village depending upon the route. Please phone 0845 0727 093 – the Wilts & Dorset advisors will help plan your route. (0830-1700 Mon - Fri) or visit morebus.co.uk.

    By Rail:

    The London to Weymouth train passes regularly through Brockenhurst, which is the closest main line station to Beaulieu. There is a taxi rank at the station and the cost of a journey to Beaulieu by taxi is approx £20. Alternatively, why not hire a bike and cycle the seven miles through the New Forest to Beaulieu? Cycle hire details can be found on the New Forest National Park cycle hire information website. By Ferry: Take the Hythe Ferry across Southampton Water to Hythe, then the 5 mile bus ride to Beaulieu. Alternatively take the Isle of Wight ferry to Lymington and take a bus to Beaulieu.

    By Bicycle

    The New Forest is a great area to explore by bike. For further information, including details of cycle hire operators, visit the Cycling in the New Forest website.

    By Public Transport

    Travel by train, ferry or bus for all or part of your journey to Beaulieu and we'll reward you with 20% off our standard admission. Simply present your travel tickets on arrival, valid on the day of your visit, to claim your discount. Please note this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including discounted advance online tickets, family tickets, or on major event days.

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