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The New Forest Centre

High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
+44 23 8028 3444
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Good for kids

We visited in August and there were a lot of children here. We couldn't find a great deal of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots to discover

Well worth a visit to find out about the New Forest. It includes the Museum, a special exhibition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mere, United Kingdom
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The New Forest Museum is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. The Impressions of the New Forest National Park film show welcomes you to the New Forest Museum and sets the scene for your visit. Discover why ponies are kept on the Forest and why we shouldn't feed them! See the Beaulieu Road pony sales yard display and soak up the atmosphere of the sales yard by listening to the sounds of a typical trading day. Visit our Family Fun Tree! There's something here for all ages and you'll find out more about how to enjoy your time in the Forest. The New Forest Centre is owned and run by the registered charity New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
+44 23 8028 3444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in August and there were a lot of children here. We couldn't find a great deal of information and the information we did find we found to be too simplistic in some cases and way to intense in others. We loved the New...More

Thank Pearliegirliestar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to find out about the New Forest. It includes the Museum, a special exhibition gallery and reference library along with interactive activities for children. There are various special events throughout the year too. There is an excellent shop, a coffee shop...More

Thank Saluki25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice light airy building on the main car park in Lyndhurst, traffic is always mad here so pleasant to be peaceful. Disabled parking free right outside, Interesting little museum with video, coffee shop and souvenirs on sale. Also a small gallery with some nice but...More

Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very helpful, before to start a walk in the Forest, to ask some tips at the Centre. They give to you all information regarding paths (also if you need strong boots) and distances. It's also possible to buy some souvenirs and local products. Well...More

Thank o_ciit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a "must do" before you start to drive or walk in the New Forst Park. It is indispensable to know certain things to be safe and get the maximum of your visit!

Thank LucasS791
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in here to ask about the tour bus and where to get tickets. Very informative. It was fairly busy and there are lots to look at and you can buy souvenirs.

Thank chriscath52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off in the car park and went into this little place for a lovely walk round the museum. They okay an informative video then you walk round and find a bit out about the new forest. Gift shop was great with some nice arty...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have ever been to Lyndhurst, you will know how busy it is. This place is just off the high street, easy to find. Next to the visitor centre/museum is a huge carpark, not a huge amount of shade for those hot days, we...More

Thank Dave b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good starting point for newbies to the forest. They can give you good ideas of where to walk, best place to see ponies etc.

Thank davelink1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting info in the museum area about the forest , Staff were happy to provide insight into local history.

Thank blue2005eyes4u
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