Beaulieu National Motor Museum
In the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu is a marvellous day out that can be enjoyed together. It includes the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and a new adventure play area, Little Beaulieu.
Start your engine in The National Motor Museum
This world-famous collection featuring 280 vehicles, celebrates 140 years of ingenuity, imagination, and engineering genius. Marvel at the cars that broke the land speed record, be star struck by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and re-live some favourite TV moments in the World of Top Gear. If you want to have a look under the bonnet there will be a Beaulieu expert ready to help you and, for those who prefer a bird’s eye view, a monorail ride through the roof of the museum is a must do!
From Easter, you can take a trip back in time to the toys of your childhood. Tin plate and wooden toys, Die-cast and slot cars, pull-alongs, pedal cars and a whole lot more. Our Motoring in Miniature exhibition brings this beautifully evocative collection together, and is one for the whole family to enjoy.
Explore the heart of our story in Palace House
This has been the Montagu family home since 1538. Explore this gothic wonder, filled with family treasures and stories old and new. Learn about the aunt who worked as a spy, or the tragic lady who inspired the Rolls Royce mascot. Learn our cook’s secrets for the perfect apple crumble
and find out why our butler wears a fez
Grounds and Gardens
From the Mill Pond walk, the Victorian Flower and Kitchen Gardens to the Wilderness Garden and Alice’s Topiary Wonderland, our beautiful natural spaces have their own historical treasures waiting to be discovered by you.
New for 2020 - Little Beaulieu
The perfect place for children to explore. Clamber around a wooden replica of Palace House, uncover secret passageways and ride the zip wire. There’s an adventure around every corner. Or perhaps parents just want to enjoy a sneaky cuppa and slice of cake at our strategically placed cafe while the kids wear themselves out!
Beaulieu Abbey - 800 years in the making
One of the serenest places in Beaulieu, the 12th century abbey takes you back in time to learn what life was like for Cistercian monks and how present-day Beaulieu grew out of their monastery.
Discover Beaulieu’s wartime secret in the Secret Army Exhibition.
Learn about Beaulieu’s role as a ‘finishing school’ for the heroic Special Operations Executive in WWII. Filled with intrigue, adventure and tales of derring-do, find out how the secret agents who trained here learned to fight, disguise themselves and send messages back to London.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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|
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.
|Summer (23 May 2020 - 21 Sept 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 18:00*|
|Winter (23 Sept 2020 - 22 May 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* Closed Christmas Day.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good1723
- 419lucyrWhitchurch, United KingdomLovely family day outSaturday, 14th March 2020We really enjoyed our day out at Beaulieu, even though it was rainy. The motor museum was fantastic, even though I'm a woman and have no interest in cars. The gardens were nice and would have been... Read full review
- Spen202Trip Type:CouplesBrilliant!Sunday, 15th March 2020Great place, loads to see! All the staff are extremely friendly and very helpful explaining everything to you and advising you on where to look next. Definitely worth a visit and well worth the... Read full review
- katherinesA9500HPGreat Day OutThursday, 30th April 2020We enjoyed a very pleasant day here, with lots to see and do. Very interesting for young and old. Easy access to every display. Read full review