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:

The National Motor Museum

You can see these and over 250 more vehicles at the world-famous National Motor Museum. From legendary F1 cars and land-speed-record breaker for the speed-freaks to incredible examples of pioneering motoring for the history-buffs. For those who like to get a bit more hands on, there are interactive displays such as Driving Change. Plus, don’t miss the brand new exhibition for 2018: The Luxury of Motoring, featuring a stunning collection of glass Lalique mascots.

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.

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 view a newly installed collection of unique Russian art. How did the Victorians cook and what did they like to eat? Visit the newly restored Victorian Kitchen which has been put back to its original layout.

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.


Ride the Monorail for informative commentary and sweeping views of the park, or something a little more down-to-earth, there’s our open top veteran bus.  In the Secret Army Exhibition, the truth behind Beaulieu’s covert wartime role is revealed…




  • 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


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

Open (28 May 2020 - 25 Sept 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
Open (26 Sept 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Open (1 Jan 2021 - 27 May 2021)
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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