Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard
New Forest
SO42 7XB

Tel: 01590 616203

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Opening Times

Summer Opening (9 Apr 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Buckler's Hard is open seven days per week, excluding Christmas Day.

For visitors arriving by car, the car park will open at 10am with last entry at 5pm. The exit gates will be locked at 8pm. Last admission to the indoor areas of the village is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

By Road
From London take the M3, then the M27 westbound, exiting at Junction 2 on to the A326. Follow the brown and white tourist signs for either Beaulieu or the National Motor Museum. At Beaulieu Village, follow the brown and white tourist signs to Buckler’s Hard. The approximate travel time from London is 2 hours.

Public Transport Directions

Travel to Buckers Hard by public transport and you will receive 20% discount off your standard admission.

Public transport to Buckers Hard varies seasonally, please check Buckler's Hard travel page for the latest information by website clicking the link at the top of this page.


Saturday, 16th March 2024 - Sunday, 3rd November 2024

The Art of Buckler's HardThe Art of Buckler's HardExplore The Art of Buckler's Hard, a new exhibition showcasing art from the recent Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Semi final, as well as paintings from the Montagu family collection.
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Guide Prices

Entry to the village is free (a parking charge applies). A small admission charge applies for Buckler’s Hard Museum and River Cruise. See the Bucklers Hard website for current prices.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • annie20061
      Tidworth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      River cruise and visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 1st April 2024
      We had a lovely afternoon here, we visited the chapel and the cottage. We went into the beautiful hotel and had a coffee in the pub. We went on a half hour river cruise which cost £7.50 per adult and... Read full review
    • Elisa B
      Armonk, New York
      History [sort of] comes to life.
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 2nd April 2024
      It was a cold and rainy day when we stopped here. The roads were narrow and windy with a very muddy shoulder, but luckily we had a large truck ahead of us clearing a path. The museum is chock full... Read full review
    • spapamapod
      Pulborough, United Kingdom
      Great service from Ashley at The Captain's Table
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 11th May 2024
      I am very lucky in that I live in the New Forest and often run between Beaulieu and Buckler's Hard. I had forgotten about the Captain's Table however and decided to go back there, after a run... Read full review


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