Today, the village continues to thrive, unspoilt by the passage of time; As you stroll along the nearby Woodland Walk you will discover how the local timber at Buckler's Hard was used in the 18th and 19th centuries to construct ships for the British Navy.
Visit the Maritime Museum which tells the story of this unique village, bringing to life the characters who lived here at the time of Henry Adams, the Master Shipbuilder at Buckler's Hard between 1744 and 1805. Historic displays in the Labourer's and Shipwright's cottages show how the village would have looked in the early 1800s, and inside the New Inn, hear residents from the time gossiping about local matters.
The SS Persia exhibition tells the remarkable story of this P&O liner, and its links with Rolls Royce and the Montagu family. In December 1915, the ship was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in the Mediterranean. On board were Lord John Montagu and his personal assistant Eleanor Thornton, the model for the iconic Rolls Royce mascot, the Spirit of Ecstasy.
Learn about the Beaulieu River's important role during WWll; where sections of the 'Mulberry Harbour' were made and where hundreds of craft sailed from in the D-Day landings. Stroll along the pathways beside, or join the River Cruise which transports you on a tranquil journey along the River, revealing the abundant wildlife that inhabits its riverbanks.
Buckler's Hard is a place for relaxation as well as exploration. Refreshments are to hand at the Captain's Cabin Café and The Master Builder's House Hotel, overlooking the River.
- Regional and Miscellaneous - Tourism South East Member 2017
|Winter Opening (1 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017)|
|Summer Opening (25 Mar 2017 - 30 Sep 2017)|
* The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day as indicated. The last admission each day is 30 minutes prior to closing time.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Admission price includes entrance to the Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story and all day car parking. Child prices apply to children aged 5-17 inclusive. A family ticket covers one adult and up to four children or two adults and up to three children. For ticket prices, annual passes and river cruise details please check website
Created by Lionel de Rothschild in the 1920's, the Gardens are a stunning vision of his...1.11 miles away
Located in the heart of the New Forest on the Beaulieu Estate, activities for all the family – lead...1.87 miles away
Come to Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest and discover the many delights that one of the UK’s...2.38 miles away
Over a mile of beach and pine fringed cliffs with stunning views across the Solent. Historic D-Day...3.09 miles away
Fun for all the family: a fully life guarded open air sea water pool with swimming and lots of...5.66 miles away
A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife
This is the only...5.91 miles away
17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history
Tucked away in a tiny hamlet...5.91 miles away
Once the site of one of the largest Victorian military hospitals. Royal Victoria Country Park is...5.95 miles away
Summer bus service offering a great way to explore the New Forest. Linking Lymington, Hythe,...5.96 miles away
St. Barbe Museum explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.
The colourful,...5.96 miles away
Cowes Maritime Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the story of...6.01 miles away
We offer a choice of cruises to suit everyone. Cruises most days, ranging from 25 minutes Cowes...6.32 miles away
East Cowes Beach is a quiet shingle and sand beach with fantastic views across West Cowes and its...6.42 miles away
Make friends with the sika and fallow deer who follow you around or marvel at the watchful wolves...6.57 miles away
Cruises in Southampton Water and The Solent. The Ocean Scene can carry up to 340 passengers on high...6.87 miles away
Shieldhall was laid down in October 1954 and entered service in October 1955. Built by Lobnitz & Co...6.9 miles away