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Beaulieu

Ancient house on a monastic site now famous for housing the National Motor Museum.

Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Beaulieu Palace House, Hampshire
Not free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Accessible parking
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Touch tours
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Beaulieu has been home to the Montagu family since 1538, when Palace House was created from the Great Gatehouse of 13th-century Beaulieu Abbey.

The Abbey  was founded in 1204 on land gifted by King John to the Cistercian monks. From the beautiful fan-vaulted ceilings of the Lower Drawing Room and Dining Hall, you can clearly see its monastic origins.

Today, Palace House is part of the Beaulieu attraction which sits at the head of the beautiful Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest.

Opening Times

Every day except Christmas Day, 10am to 5pm (later in summer).

See their website to double check their opening times

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Admission

Online prices, if bought in advance by at least 24 hours before a visit:
Adult: £23
Concession: £22
17 and under: £12

Historic Houses members can no longer visit Beaulieu for free, but are eligible for a 20% discount on the ‘on the day’ ticket prices.

This offer is not valid on advance or family tickets, nor can it be used in conjunction with any other offer. It is also not available on days of major special events or for any separately charged events.

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Group Visits

With a range of attractions guaranteed to satisfy a variety of interests, Beaulieu is an ideal destination for group visits to the New Forest.

With a stately home, a world famous motor museum and a 13th century abbey surrounded by picturesque gardens, there are over 800 years of heritage to be seen at this well established and group friendly venue.

Find out more.

Educational Visits

We welcome primary and secondary schools.

Beaulieu’s award winning team of education specialists offer a range of curriculum linked and made-to-measure programmes to suit the needs of your group.

With a 13th-century abbey, a Victorian styled stately home, a world-famous motor museum and a unique wartime narrative – plus the nearby historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard – there is an enviable range of learning opportunities on offer for KS 1 – 4 and SEN groups.

With refreshed programmes to meet the needs of the modern curriculum, groups can cover their choice of History, Science, English, Maths, Design & Technology, Leisure & Tourism, Engineering and Art.

Available learning facilities include a modern Lecture Theatre and purpose-built classroom.

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Accessible parking
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Touch tours
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Beaulieu is home to the National Motor Museum, which tells the story of motoring with a collection of more than 250 vehicles ranging from the earliest carriages to legendary Land Speed Record breakers.

Palace House, the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens are all included in a general admission ticket to Beaulieu.

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