About This Attraction
Located in the picturesque New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning destination with attractions to engage every member of your family. From the world-famous National Motor Museum to historic Beaulieu Abbey, your Beaulieu ticket includes entry to a variety of experiences, for an unforgettable family day out.
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
The jewel in Beaulieu’s crown is the impressive National Motor Museum. With more than 285 vehicles visitors can take journey through time discovering early motor carriages and classic automobiles. For the more adventurous, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu features high speed F1 cars and modern rally cars, perfect for adrenaline junkies.
World of Top Gear
Car enthusiasts will be in their element in the World of Top Gear exhibition, showcasing vehicles recovered from years of Top Gear challenges. The Top Gear Enormodrome allows visitors to experience a recreated Top Gear studio and see behind the scenes footage from the popular show. With fan favourites and iconic vehicles, this exhibition takes guests on a trip down memory lane.
Younger visitors to Beaulieu won’t be disappointed when they discover the new Little Beaulieu adventure playground. Featuring a magical wooden palace with secret hidden passageways where children can explore a world of mystery and fantasy. And there is plenty more to keep them busy. Little ones will love the thrilling zip wire, the challenging climbing wall, and the Little Beaulieu roadway.
Home to the Montagu family since way back in 1538, the Palace House is an incredible example of historical architecture. Visitors are welcome to take a stroll through time learning about the house’s past and its inhabitants, including the cook, housemaids and butler. Take a closer look at the inner workings of this impressive house with a fully restored Victorian kitchen and access to new areas that have never been seen before. Palace House is a fascinating place to visit and is even one of the ten Treasure Houses of England, making it an unmissable experience for all ages.
Despite being destroyed in 1538 on the orders of King Henry VIII, the ruins of Beaulieu Abbey have been carefully conserved by the Montagu family. Guests can now explore the Abbey ruins and see just how vast the structure once was. You can also visit the intriguing Domus & Monastic Life exhibition. There you will learn about the Cistercian monks who once lived in the Abbey and their lifelong commitment to the Church.
There is so much more to uncover with a day out in Beaulieu. Your ticket gives you access to a selection of other experiences including unlimited rides on the Monorail and a replicated open topped Veteran bus. Visitors will also love taking a peaceful stroll through Beaulieu’s stunning gardens and grounds, feeling any stress and worries melt away.
The Secret Army exhibition takes guests back in time to World War Two where Special Operations Executive agents undertook their training. Discover historical artifacts, photographs and fascinating insights into their lives and the essential role Beaulieu played in the war.
Parking and tickets
If you are considering a memorable day out in Beaulieu, you can find information on parking throughout the attractions here. Beaulieu tickets can be bought in advance online. To book tickets or for more details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.
Beaulieu is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
1st January – Thursday 27th May 10am – 5pm
28th May – 6th June 10am – 6pm
7th June – 2nd July 10am – 5pm
3rd July – 5th September 10am – 6pm
6th September onwards 10am – 5pm
Summer Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (28 May – 25 Sept)
Winter Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (26 Sept – 26 May)
£27.50 on the day, £24.50 online advance.
£26.50 on the day, £23.50 online advance.
£16.50 on the day, £13.50 online advance.
£73.00 on the day, £62.50 online advance.