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Buckler’s Hard

Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
Address: Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB
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Step back in time on the banks of the Beaulieu River at the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard.

Discover what it was like to live and work in an 18th century shipbuilding village – home to the ships built for Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar.

In the Maritime Museum you will discover the fascinating story of the village and the ships it built. Listen in on conversations between villagers of the past in the 18th century New Inn and follow the stories of the 19th and 20th century residents in an exhibition about village life.

Step through the doors of a worker’s cottage and back in time to the 18th century to find out about the home life of the villagers and their families in our historic cottage displays.

Between Easter and September, take a cruise on the Beaulieu River. This 30 minute voyage along the Beaulieu River is accompanied by commentary which reveals the history and wildlife that inhabits its banks.

Buckler’s Hard is a place for relaxation as well as exploration, so don’t forget to leave time for a sumptuous cream tea or light refreshments in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms.

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Road

M27 exit junction 2, follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu. At Beaulieu Village, follow the brown and white tourist signs to Buckler’s Hard.

Public Transport

Train: Take the train from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst. There is a taxi rank at the station, the cost of a journey to Buckler’s Hard by taxi currently costs approximately £20.

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  • Ramped Access into the Museum Building
  • Wheelchair Access door to lower level of Museum Building.
  • Level floor access to St Mary’s Chapel
  • Accessible toilet adjacent to the tearoom
  • Ramped access from the car park area into entrance and tearoom
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For more information on prices please visit the Buckler’s Hard website.

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Open daily from 10am (except Christmas Day)

Closes 5pm (4 April – 30 Sept) / 4.30pm (all other times)

Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing

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