Buckler's Hard

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Buckler's Hard

Is Buckler’s Hard Open?

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19 Update: The outdoor spaces and car park are open, and the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms are now open for take-away. The indoor attractions and river cruise will reopen from 17th May, subject to government guidance. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction

On the now tranquil banks of the Beaulieu River, Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar.

In the Maritime Museum you will discover the fascinating story of the village and the ships it built. Listen in on conversations between villagers of the past in the 18th century New Inn and follow the stories of the 19th and 20th century residents in an exhibition about village life.

Step through the doors of a worker’s cottage and back in time to the 18th century to find out about the home life of the villagers and their families in our historic cottage displays.

Between Easter and September, take a cruise on the Beaulieu River. This 30 minute voyage along the Beaulieu River is accompanied by commentary which further reveals the history and wildlife that inhabits its banks.

The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day as indicated below. The last admission each day is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

1st October – 6th April – 10am – 4:30pm
7th April – 30th September – 10am – 5pm

See the Bucklers Hard website for current prices.

Why should I visit?

    • Maritime Museum – Discover the history of this unique 18th century shipbuilding village in the Maritime Museum.
    • Shipwright’s Cottage – Step through the door of the Shipwright’s Cottage to see how workers lived in the 18th century.
    • Shipwrights’ Workshop – Admire the replica timber-framed 18th century shipwrights’ workshop, built and hand-raised using traditional methods.
    • Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms – Indulge in delicious snacks, light lunches and tempting cream teas.
    • River Cruise – Embark on a tranquil journey down the beautiful Beaulieu River. Running from Easter until October.


Dogs accepted
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Where to find us


Buckler’s Hard
SO42 7XB


01590 616203


[email protected]



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By car

M27 exit junction 2, follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu. At Beaulieu Village, follow the brown and white tourist signs to Buckler’s Hard. SatNav: SO42 7XB.

By train

Take the train to Brockenhurst. There is a taxi rank at the station, the cost of a journey to Buckler’s Hard by taxi currently costs approximately £20.

Kids activities

harry hampshire

Follow the fun family trail and try your hand at knot tying and caulking!