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Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Beaulieu

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Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is a multi-award winning family day out with something for everyone.

The National Motor Museum
With over 250 vehicles in its world famous collection, the Museum tells the story of motoring in Britain from humble beginnings to the present day. Displays include classic cars, historic sporting motors, modern rally cars, F1 racers and a rustic 1930’s country garage.

New for 2019, Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with a fantasmagorical new exhibition. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see props, costumes, cars and original artwork from the original film. The exhibition is running until 3rd November 2019.

and tells the story of Chitty as the star of the family film and features an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious in the much-loved musical film.

World of Top Gear
The World of Top Gear recreates the feel of the Top Gear Studio. See unique behind the scenes footage from Top Gear HQ and cars from the show’s most ambitious challenges.

Palace House
Explore the magnificent Palace House – Lord Montagu’s family home since 1538 – and discover the history of the house and its former residents. Meet the Butler, Cook and Housemaids and gain an insight into the workings of a Victorian country house.

See recently opened never-before-seen rooms and a newly installed collection of unique Russian Art. Plus visit the restored Victorian Kitchen which has been put back to it’s original layout.

New for the first time at Beaulieu in 2019, a sculpture exhibition featuring the work of more than 50 international and national sculptors will be on show throughout the grounds and gardens of Palace House. 270 sculptures will be set in the perfect surroundings and the unique collection will include sculptures to suit all tastes and budgets. This exhibition will run from May 25th - July 14th 2019.

Beaulieu Abbey
Beaulieu Abbey was largely destroyed by Henry VIII – but the conserved ruins show the scale of this formerly vast complex. An ancient Abbey building houses a fascinating exhibition on Monastic Life.

Plus...

Uncover the truth behind Beaulieu’s covert wartime role in the Secret Army Exhibition, see your TV and film favourites in On Screen Cars, and enjoy unlimited rides on the mile-long Monorail and replica Veteran Bus.

Events at Beaulieu in 2019

6 -22 April – Bonnets Galore Easter
Holiday
Rev 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...

May Half term – 25 May – 2 June – Secret Agent Training
Train to be a secret agent at Beaulieu this May half-term, completing cunning challenges to follow in the footsteps of the World War II agents of the Special Operations Executive.

2 June – Simply Porsche event
Head to Beaulieu as more than 1,000 stylish sports cars join a vibrant display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Visit the website for more detailed information.

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 (1 Jan 2019 - 24 May 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Summer (25 May 2019 - 23 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Winter (24 Sept 2019 - 31 Jan 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed Christmas Day.
The last admission each day is 30 minutes prior to closing time. Don't worry if you can't fit everything into your first visit - visitors with an attraction ticket can return for free within six days.

National Motor Museum
Beaulieu
New Forest
Hampshire
SO42 7ZN
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Recent Reviews:

  • Christine R
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Day Trip
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th March 2019
    Had a great day at Beaulieu motor museum yesterday, It was good value for money brought tickets on line the day before which saved us quite a bit Read full review
  • andrewhF7488DE
    Biggleswade, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beaulieu motor museum
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    Visited this weekend ,this is good value for money ,which includes the house and Abbey, also a very good restaurant with a very good range of reasonable prices food Read full review
  • Tony E
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great display of classic cars commercial vehicles with an authentic mock up workshopd
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    We visted the museum as part of a wider visit to the site. You need to set aside at least a couple of hours to get round this attraction. The cars are well displayed although a bit packed in to the... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Beaulieu's postcode for your satnav is SO42 7ZN or take Junction 2 of the M27 and follow the brown and white tourist signs to Beaulieu and our visitor entrance.

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

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.

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.

Train

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.

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.

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