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Address: Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
Phone Number: +44 1590 616203
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you...

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard, the unique and picturesque village where warships for Nelson’s navy were built. Visit the historic cottage displays recreating 18th century life, take a delightful riverside walk or enjoy a cruise on the tranquil Beaulieu River. Gift shop and Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Open every day (except Christmas Day).

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A peaceful Autumn visit

Beautiful walk along the Beaulieu River upstream from Bucklers Hard. We visited in November and it was very peaceful, and we had a good lunch at the Master Mariners.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a drive through the New Forest, we stumbled across Buckler's Hard and were in two minds as to whether to proceed. Luckily for us, our snap decision to 'have a look' proved correct and we then spent several hours at a most interesting establishment. The museum is well constructed providing a good information flow and the more we saw... More 

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delighted with our visit. The museum is very detailed and one could easily spend a couple of hours absorbing all the information. Loved the place. Staff very friendly.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really lovely and very interesting place!! Lovely friendly staff.This is well worth a visit !!

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Skewen, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were very welcoming and we found the admission ticket to be very good value for money. The museum is incredibly interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much to see and do in this museum. If you take the riverside walk to Beaulieu, which is very pleasant, you could be there all day. The maritime museum is very comprehensive and tells everything you need to know about the area, the shipbuilding, the people who lived there, the war effort and so much more -... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit , good museum and nice walk to the harbour , it was a cold November day when we went so we didn't spend the time outside we would have if it had been warmer , nice cafe at the entrance and reasonable entrance fee . Would recommend,

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it is questionable whether charging people to visit a village can be justified. If it must be done, then there should be some evidence that the income is used to improve the place, illustrate its cultural significance, and provide a fulfilling experience for the visitors who pay £6.50 just to enter it. The experience of Bucklers Hard was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must for anyone interested in shipbuilding and local history. Not sure if November is the right month to visit for sun-worshippers...Nice looking inside the 16th century cottages where the local shipbuilders lived "back in the day"...and adjacent cafe. The museum was small but interesting and it made me think about Nelson and all those that sacrificed their lives for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk round this wonderful Museum was delightful ,it really brought back what hard times our parents & their parents had, we thank them for the luxury we have now. The area is superb , just sit & watch the wild life is fantastic ,we were lucky with the weather .dry & cold but still able to walk along the... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful walk along the Beaulieu River upstream from Bucklers Hard. We visited in November and it was very peaceful, and we had a good lunch at the Master Mariners.

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