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Beaulieu National Motor Museum

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Address: Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN
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In line with current Government  restrictions to minimise the spread of COVID-19, Beaulieu National Motor Museum has partially reopened.

The Beaulieu attraction grounds and gardens are now open to local visitors.

This includes access to the grounds, gardens and wider parkland including Little Beaulieu. Visitors are be able to purchase takeaway food and drinks from the Brabazon Restaurant & Café

Current plans are to fully reopen the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House  from Monday 17 May.

Reopening plans may change in line with updated Government guidance, Please visit their website prior to visiting,

At 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.

World of Top Gear

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.

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.

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.

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M27 exit Junction 2. Follow brown tourist signs towards Beaulieu. Plenty of free parking.

Public transport 

Nearest station: Brockenhurst is 7 miles

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  • Pathways suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs join all the sites within the Beaulieu attraction, however, some of the garden and riverside paths are constructed of hoggin and/or gravel.
  • Free use of manual wheelchairs and electric scooters. It is advisable to book these in advance by calling 01590 614646.
  • The National Motor Museum has three floor levels with access available to all through ramps and lifts.
  • The lower level of Palace House is accessible to wheelchair users but unfortunately due to the historic nature of the property there is no lift to the upper floor.
  • Visual guide to the upstairs rooms and staff will be happy to show you this on your visit.
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Please visit Beaulieu’s website for pricing information.

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Open daily from 10am (except Christmas Day).

Closes 6pm from 28 May – 25 Sept, or 5pm at all other times.

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“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

This business is self-certificated as “We’re Good To Go”.


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