Buckler's Hard

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Buckler's Hard is a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest. Historically, it is famed as the place where some of the ships of Nelson's fleet were built, but whether your interest is as a visitor - as an individual, family, group or educational party - or as a sailor wishing to moor in the River, the things to see and enjoy are as varied as the history of the area itself.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

10.30 am until 5.00 pm - Easter to September
11 am until 4.00 pm - October to Easter

Closed: The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day as indicated below. The last admission each day is 40 minutes prior to closing time.

Admission charges

Adult £5.00 Youth £3.50 Child Senior Citizens £3.50 Family £14.00

Child prices apply to children aged 5 - 12 inclusive.
Youth prices apply to children aged 13 - 17 inclusive.

There is the Buckler's Hard Story and cottage displays to be seen. Visitors can stay in the village at the Master Builders House Hotel, or you can just enjoy the natural beauty of this historic village and soak up the atmosphere as the local ducks waddle past. A river cruise or a walk through the woodlands nearby can only add to your pleasure. Check our events page for information about our regular special events

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Maritime, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Buckler's Hard
SO42 7XB




01590 614645


01590 612624

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