The New Forest Centre

The New Forest Centre
New Forest Centre
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7NY
England

Website

New Forest Centre website

www.newforestcentre.org.uk

E-mail

General enquiries

office@newforestcentre.org.uk

Librarian

library@newforestcentre.org.uk

Gift shop

shop@newforestcentre.org.uk

Education Officer

education@newforestcentre.org.uk

Telephone

023 8028 3444

Fax

023 8028 4236

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The New Forest Centre houses a museum of the New Forest, a temporary exhibition gallery, a reference library, shop and VIC. We run an education service that caters to local schools and a lifelong learning programme of exhibitions and events.

The Museum and Library are wholly owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered independent charity.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Gallery

Opening hours

The New Forest Museum, the New Forest Gallery, the Visitor Information Centre and the Museum Gift Shop are open 10am - 5pm (last admissions to the Museum at 4pm), 7 days a week. Please allow around 1 hour for your visit.

The Christopher Tower New Forest Reference Library, based within the Museum, is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4.30pm. Please call in or ring in advance of your visit to ensure that the librarian is available.

We are closed from 12noon on Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission charges

Adults £4.00
Concessions £3.00 (children, seniors, students etc.)
Under 16's FREE entry



Please ring the Centre office on 023 8028 3444 for group rates and details of education packages.

Additional info

Baby changing facilities
Lift to first floor
Wheelchair available on request

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
New Forest pony

Love the New Forest

  • 28 August 2014 10am-4pm

Come on a family discover day about the New Forest. There will be themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Any age
New Forest pony

Forest Habitats - Heathland

  • 26 August 2014 10am-4pm

Come to a family discovery day and learn about heathland in the New Forest. There will be themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of poppy field

New Forest Commemorates - World War One

  • 28 October 2014 10am-4pm
  • 30 October 2014 10am-4pm

Commemorate the First World War at one of our family discovery days. There will be themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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