At the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is a multi-award winning family day out with something for everyone.

The National Motor Museum

With over 250 vehicles in its world famous collection, the Museum tells the story of motoring in Britain from humble beginnings to the present day. Displays include classic cars, historic sporting motors, modern rally cars, F1 racers and a rustic 1930’s country garage.

New for 2019 – celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with a fantasmagorical new exhibition. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see props, costumes, cars and original artwork from the original film. The exhibition is running until 3rd November 2019.

World of Top Gear

World of Top Gear recreates the feel of the Top Gear Studio. See unique behind the scenes footage from Top Gear HQ and cars from the show’s most ambitious challenges.

Palace House

Explore the magnificent Palace House – Lord Montagu’s family home since 1538 – and discover the history of the house and its former residents. Meet the Butler, Cook and Housemaids and gain an insight into the workings of a Victorian country house.

See recently opened never-before-seen rooms and a newly installed collection of unique Russian Art. Plus visit the restored Victorian Kitchen which has been put back to it’s original layout.

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey was largely destroyed by Henry VIII – but the conserved ruins show the scale of this formerly vast complex. An ancient Abbey building houses a fascinating exhibition on Monastic Life.


Uncover the truth behind Beaulieu’s covert wartime role in the Secret Army Exhibition, see your TV and film favourites in On Screen Cars, and enjoy unlimited rides on the mile-long Monorail and replica Veteran Bus.

A visit to Beaulieu includes entry to the whole of the attraction, including the National Motor Museum, On Screen Cars, the World of Top Gear, Secret Army Exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens. Ride on the ‘Skytrain’ monorail and in the replica 1912 open-topped London Bus. Tickets can be bought in advance online. To book tickets or for more details see or call 01590 612345.

Beaulieu is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Summer Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm (28 May - 25 Sept)
Winter Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm (26 Sept - 26 May)

Admission price 

£24.75 on the door, £19.50 online advance

£12.50 on the door, £9.50 online advance

£64 on the door, £49 online advance

Why should I visit?

    • The National Motor Museum
    • Palace House - Grounds & Gardens
    • World of Top Gear
    • On Screen Cars
    • Monorail & Veteran Bus


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
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Where to find us


New Forest
SO42 7ZN


01590 612 345



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By car

Beaulieu's postcode for your satnav is SO42 7ZN.

You can park your car for free in our designated car parks which can hold up to 1,000 cars. We also have overflow car parks for busy event days. There is a separate car park for disabled visitors, near to Visitor Reception.

Need to charge your electric car? Thanks to generous funding by the Sustainable Transport Solutions Fund we have three electric car charging posts available for visitors to use, free of charge. To access either use your own card or borrow one from Visitor Reception (for a small deposit). We have several 7-pin and one 13amp 3 pin connections available.

By train

The London to Weymouth train passes regularly through Brockenhurst, which is the closest main line station to Beaulieu. There is a taxi rank at the station and the cost of a journey to Beaulieu by taxi is approx £20. Alternatively, why not hire a bike and cycle the seven miles through the New Forest to Beaulieu? Cycle hire details can be found on the New Forest National Park cycle hire information website.

By bus

1. Wilts & Dorset (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

Wilts & Dorset buses have a limited service between Hythe and Lymington which only runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It drops visitors either at the Museum entrance or in Beaulieu village depending upon the route. Please phone 0845 0727 093 – the Wilts & Dorset advisors will help plan your route. (0830-1700 Mon - Fri) or visit

2. New Forest Tour (25 June - 11 September)

The New Forest Tour's Green Route links Beaulieu with Hythe Ferry (for Southampton), Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst (rail station) and Lymington. Tickets are valid all day on all routes and you can hop on and off wherever you like. For timetables and ticket information please visit New Forest Tour.

3. Beach Bus (24 July - 3 September)

The Beach Bus links Beaulieu with Hythe Ferry (for Southampton), Buckler's Hard and Lymington. Tickets are valid all day and you can hop on and off wherever you like. For timetables and ticket information visit Beach Bus.

Kids activities

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  • They have a range of fun themed family activities for you to take part in over the holidays!
  • Keep your little ones entertained and active with their free Family Fun Trails.
  • You can get behind the wheel of mini motorcars during school holidays and term time weekends.
  • Are you the next Stig? Test your driving skills on radio controlled cars around a circuit based on the Dunsfold Park test track.
  • Let off steam in the motoring themed children’s play area – with swings, climbing frame and more.