Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

New Forest


Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Tel: 01590 612345

Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum


There’s nothing like Beaulieu. In the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is a multi-award winning family day out with something for everyone to enjoy, together:

The National Motor Museum

See over 285 vehicles in the world-famous National Motor Museum, from legendary F1 cars and land-speed-record breakers for the speed-freaks, to incredible examples of pioneering motoring for the history-buffs. From May 2024, enter a street full of nostalgia and memories in the National Motor Museums new permanent exhibition Streets Ahead: Motoring in Mid-Century Britain. Be transported back to a bygone era from the 1950s to the 1970s with new shop displays packed with items from the collections, many on exhibition for the first time.

Palace House

Get a fascinating look into Palace House, the Montagu family home since 1538 and their collection of family treasures. Costumed guides help you get a feel for what it would’ve been like in Victorian times. Explore never-before-seen rooms, and discover the Victorian Kitchen to see how they used to cook and what they liked to eat.

Beaulieu Abbey

Walk in the footsteps of medieval monks who lived here over 800 years ago. This is where it all started, and you can walk amongst the stunning ruins of the Beaulieu Abbey and learn about its origins with a special exhibition bringing the past to life.

World of Top Gear

You can see 20 of the iconic challenge cars here at the newly restored World of Top Gear in the condition they were left in after filming! Plus step into the Enormodrome and get a feel of the famous Top Gear studio.

Little Beaulieu

Let the kids imaginations run wild in Little Beaulieu, the enchanting adventure play area. Clamber around a wooden replica of Palace House, uncover secret passageways, follow the treetop boardwalk and ride the zip wire.

Secret Army Exhibition

Uncover Beaulieu’s history as a top secret training establishment for special agents of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War Two, and see the new display commemorating two Beaulieu-trained agents who served in France as members of the Special Operations Executive.

Monorail and Veteran Bus

Ride the Monorail, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, for informative commentary and sweeping views of the park, or something a little more down-to-earth, there’s the open top veteran bus to take you from the National Motor Museum to Palace House.

Book Tickets



  • Accessible Lift
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Some of the garden and riverside paths are constructed of hoggin and/or gravel.


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - once daily in the Motor Museum
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Leisure Facilities

  • Private fishing rights
  • Private shooting rights

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking close by

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

M27 exit Junction 2. Follow brown tourist signs towards Beaulieu. Plenty of free parking.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station: Brockenhurst is 7 miles


  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Bronze Green Business Bronze 2023
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Platinum Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Platinum 2024

Opening Times

Open (28 May 2024 - 25 Sept 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
Open (26 Sept 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Open (1 Jan 2025 - 27 May 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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