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Buckler’s Hard

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Address: Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB
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In line with current National Restrictions to minimise the spread of COVID-19 Buckler’s Hard has partly reopened.

Buckler’s Hard are welcoming local visitors back to its beautiful outdoor spaces with access to the High Street and Riverfront. The toilet facilities and takeaway kiosk will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. For visitors arriving by car, the car park will open at 10am with last entry at 5pm. The exit gates will close at 8pm.

Plans are to reopen the rest of the attraction including the Maritime Museum and the Beaulieu River cruise from 17 May 2021.

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

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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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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“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 guidlines 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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