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Beaulieu

New Forest

Hampshire

SO42 7ZN

51.248766, 0.630642

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01590 612345

01590 614645

www.beaulieu.co.uk

visit@beaulieu.co.uk

Beaulieu Overview

Beaulieu, ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, ranked highly among Britain's favourite attractions. Delightfully situated in the former grounds of the Abbey on the banks of the Beaulieu River, Palace House, the family seat, built around the former Abbey Gatehouse is a fine example of a Victorian country house.

At Palace House hear talks from costumed guides on aspects of life ’Upstairs and Downstairs’. During the summer there are Victorian games and playlets to enjoy. Beaulieu also features beautiful gardens including the fragrant Victorian Flower Garden, the informal Wilderness Garden, dating back to the 1770s, and the Victorian Kitchen Garden, laid out on the site of the original Palace House kitchen garden of the 1880s.

The Secret Army Exhibition tells the story of wartime Beaulieu and the training school established for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during WWII, for agents sent to work with the Resistance in occupied Europe.

The Abbey Domus houses a fascinating exhibition about mediaeval monastic life at Beaulieu, exquisite embroidered wall hangings and an audio-visual presentation depicting the Abbey's history.

The world famous National Motor Museum in the grounds contains a priceless collection of over 250 historic vehicles. There are vehicles from every motoring era as well as Formula One and rally cars and motoring oddities such as a giant orange on wheels! 

Visitors to World of Top Gear can see actual vehicles from some of the most ambitious challenges on the TV show over the years, whilst in the Top Gear ‘Enormodrome’ an exclusive video presentation shows behind-the-scenes at the Top Gear HQ.

There are also a host of entertaining opportunities for corporate clients as well as an extensive events programme throughout the year including Autojumbles, Supercar Showdown, plus the popular Fireworks Spectacular and much, much more! - see the Beaulieu website for further details.

Beaulieu Location

By Road

M27 exit junction 2, Follow the Brown Signs for National Motor Museum.

Sat Nav: SO42 7ZN

By Train

The nearest station is Brockenhurst (approx. 7 miles)

By Bus/Coach

By coach:

There is ample free coach parking on site close to Visitor Reception.

Sat Nav: SO42 7ZN. M27 Junction 2 - follow Brown Signs for National Motor Museum.

 

By bus:

A limited bus service runs between Lymington and Hythe. Click here for details.

Other Transport

Beaulieu welcomes cyclists.

Events
Simply Land Rover

Simply Land Rover

25th June 2017

Come to Beaulieu in your Land Rover and become part of 'Simply Land Rover' – a gathering of Land Rovers of all shapes and sizes.

 

All models are welcome and visitors will have the choice to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Award – the winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy!

 

PLUS: We have again partnered with Land Rover Experience West Country, to give visitors to Simply Land Rover the opportunity to try Beaulieu’s very own off-road Forest Drive.

 

Your Simply Land Rover ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

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Power and Machinery from the Past

Power and Machinery from the Past

1st July 2017 to 2nd July 2017

A weekend exhibition of vintage stationary engines, lovingly restored to working condition by private collectors.

 

Your ticket also includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

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Simply Jaguar

Simply Jaguar

9th July 2017

All Jaguar owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Jaguar owners and enthusiasts.

 

Shine your S-Type, polish your XKR, and buff up your F-Type... whichever model you drive, all are welcome at the first ever Simply Jaguar, which is set to provide a great opportunity to admire some stunning vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

 

All participants will have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. The winner will receive the Beaulieu Simply Jaguar trophy.

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Living History – Summer Holiday Activities

Living History – Summer Holiday Activities

22nd July 2017 to 1st September 2017

Join us for a fun-filled family day out this summer, as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past this Summer from 22 July – 1 September. 

Transport yourself back to the middle ages and meet Brother Peter in the Beaulieu Abbey! It’s a great opportunity to witness amazing historic traditions with falconry demonstrations. Discover what life was like in the 1800s and enjoy Victorian music in the stunning Palace House. See veteran and vintage cars driving around the grounds with their occupants dressed in period costumes. 
 
All of these living history inspired activities are included in your general admission ticket, which includes The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and World of Top Gear. 

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Simply Japanese

Simply Japanese

30th July 2017

Come to Beaulieu in your Japanese vehicle on Sunday 31 July and become part of 'Simply Japanese' – a gathering of Japanese vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

 

All models are welcome and visitors will have the choice to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Award – the winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy.

 

Your Simply Japanese ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

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Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

5th August 2017 to 6th August 2017

 

See the world’s most prestigious supercars unleash their horsepower through the grounds of Beaulieu as the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend returns for a second year. 


Your Supercar Weekend ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

 

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International Autojumble

International Autojumble

2nd September 2017 to 3rd September 2017

Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic.

 

With over 2000 stands, groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera - motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing, there is something for everyone and lots of bargains to be had. This iconic event enjoys the reputation that; “if you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t exist!”

 

Your ticket also includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

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Fireworks Spectacular

Fireworks Spectacular

28th October 2017

Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display, set to a "Broadway" theme.

 

Have fun on the Beaulieu Rides & Drives and Old-Time Fairground, all at good value extra charges. Hot food and drinks are available both inside and out, as well as roast chestnuts and candyfloss.

 

Everyone is invited to get in the spirit of the night...in fancy dress!

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Simply Smart

Simply Smart

12th November 2017

Come to Beaulieu in your Smart Car for ‘Simply Smart’ – a gathering of Smart Cars of all shapes and sizes.

 

All models are welcome and visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Award – the winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy!

 

Your Simply Smart ticket also includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

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