Covid-19 update: The outdoor spaces to Buckler’s Hard are now open and the Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms are offering a take-away menu. During this time, entry to the village is free, however there will be a parking charge for visitors arriving by car. The indoor attractions and river cruise will reopen from 17th May, subject to government guidance.
Step back in time on the banks of the Beaulieu River at the peaceful haven of Buckler's Hard. Discover what it was like to live and work in an 18th century shipbuilding village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built.
Visit the Maritime Museum which tells the story of this unique village, bringing to life the characters who lived here at the time of Henry Adams, the Master Shipbuilder at Buckler's Hard between 1744 and 1805.
Historic Cottage Displays
Explore the Labourer's and Shipwright's cottages which show how the village would have looked in the early 1800s. Inside the New Inn, hear residents from the time gossiping about local matters.
SS Persia Exhibition
The SS Persia exhibition tells the story of this P&O liner, tragically sunk by a German U-Boat during WWI. Discover the ship’s surprising links with Rolls Royce and the Montagu family.
Between Easter and October step aboard a tranquil cruise down the Beaulieu River. Admire the diverse range of wildlife and discover the important role the river played during WWII.
Relax & Refuel
Buckler's Hard is a place for relaxation as well as exploration. Refreshments are to hand at the Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms and The Master Builder's House Hotel, overlooking the Beaulieu River.
|Summer Opening (25 Mar 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Winter Opening (1 Oct 2021 - 24 Mar 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:30|
* The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day as indicated. The last admission each day is 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Map & Directions
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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.