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Buckler’s Hard

On the now tranquil banks of the Beaulieu River, Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar.

In the Maritime Museum you will discover the fascinating story of the village and the ships it built.  Listen in on conversations between villagers of the past in the 18th Century New Inn and follow the stories of the 19th and 20th Century residents in an exhibition about village life.
Step through the doors of a worker’s cottage and back in time to the 18th century to find out about the home life of the villagers and their families in our historic cottage displays.
Between Easter and October, take a cruise on the Beaulieu River.  This 30 minute voyage along the Beaulieu River is accompanied by commentary which further reveals the history and wildlife that inhabits its banks.