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Buckler’s Hard

Buckler's Hard, New Forest, Beaulieu, Buckler's Hard, SO42 7XB

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you will find the unspoilt haven of Buckler’s Hard which remains untouched by the passage of time. Whether you’re simply taking in the view, enjoying a drink with a friend, or diving into our rich history, time flows differently here.

DISCOVER

This 18th century shipbuilding village is steeped in history from its beginnings in the 13th century when owned by the Cistercian monks, to its time as a shipyard where boats for Nelson’s Navy were built. Discover its stories in the Museum and reconstructed cottage displays.

REFRESH

From cream teas to pub lunches, there’s plenty to keep your tummy from rumbling at Buckler’s Hard.

RELAX

Wake up to the sights and sounds of Buckler’s Hard. From hotels to holiday cottages, there’s something for everyone.

PLAN

Ready to go? Get planning your day out at Buckler’s Hard. From tickets and prices, to itineraries and FAQ’s, we’ve got everything you need here.

 

The Buckler’s Hard village is free to enter and includes access to the Shipwright’s Cottage, St Mary’s Chapel, the Agamemnon Exhibition in the Shipwright’s Workshop, The Captain’s Table and Master Builder’s House Hotel.

For those arriving by vehicle, a parking charge applies, which helps us maintain this special heritage site.

To enhance your visit and learn more about the special heritage of Buckler’s Hard, you have the option to pay a small admission charge to explore the Museum or enjoy the River Cruise.

Museum tickets can be purchased on arrival, and tickets for the River Cruise are purchased when boarding the boat.

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Opening Times

Winter - 2nd Oct – 28th March 2024

10.00 - 16.30

Summer - 29th March – 6th October 2024

10.00 - 17.00

Prices

Museum tickets – sold at the museum

Adult

£5.90

Senior (60+)

£5.40

Child (5-17)

£4.00

Family (1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children)

£16.00

Under 5

FREE

River cruise tickets – sold onboard the boat

Adult

£7.50

Senior (60+)

£7.00

Child (5-17)

£5.50

Family (1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children)

£21.50

Under 5

FREE

The river cruise will operate from 29th March to 3rd November 2024.

 

Tickets payable via debit/credit contactless card payment aboard the boat.

Facilities

Baby Changing

Café

Car Parking

Disabled Access

Picnic Site

Toilets

Events

16th Mar, 10:00am - 3rd Nov, 4:30pm

Explore The Art of Buckler’s Hard

Explore 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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This party cruise is packed with summer classics from the 90’s & 00’s to present day giving you the best party vibe.

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80’s Night at Blue Funnel Cruises

Our most popular party cruise, the 80s night is a fun filled fantastic night out with all the best music from the 80s played by our in house DJ.

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16th Mar, 10:00am - 3rd Nov, 4:30pm

Explore The Art of Buckler’s Hard

Explore 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.

View event

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