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The New Forest Centre

High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
+44 23 8028 3444
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A good experience

Well worth a visit, Good shop with nice selection of gifts, not overpriced. The cafe was good too... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christie274927
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
A sweetly run centre and museum

This is a darling of a place full of superb items to buy and really friendly staff. Give it a try... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roy S
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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The New Forest Museum is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. The Impressions of the New Forest National Park film show welcomes you to the New Forest Museum and sets the scene for your visit. Discover why ponies are kept on the Forest and why we shouldn't feed them! See the Beaulieu Road pony sales yard display and soak up the atmosphere of the sales yard by listening to the sounds of a typical trading day. Visit our Family Fun Tree! There's something here for all ages and you'll find out more about how to enjoy your time in the Forest. The New Forest Centre is owned and run by the registered charity New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“new forest” (149 reviews)
“gift shop” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
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+44 23 8028 3444
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"new forest"
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"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"the main car park"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"local museum"
in 4 reviews
"free museum"
in 6 reviews
"short film"
in 3 reviews
"tourist information"
in 8 reviews
"local area"
in 8 reviews
"great information"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
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"half term"
in 5 reviews
"very helpful staff"
in 4 reviews
"starting point"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"alice in wonderland"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit, Good shop with nice selection of gifts, not overpriced. The cafe was good too and dog friendly. Pleasant staff in both the cafe and shop. An all round good experience.

Thank Christie274927
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a darling of a place full of superb items to buy and really friendly staff. Give it a try. The atmosphere is friendly and reflects the village.

Thank Roy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the museum is small but we watched the video which was very informative and formed our days plan. Without this we may have been wandering aimlessly and not known what we wanted to see

Thank lsgoldblatt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here. Very informative in a lovely modern spacious building. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank MartynP2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of great information, stories of the New Forest, excellent display plus artists photos and a libary.

Thank Hoarwithy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little walk around with good explanations about the history of The Forest and how the common works. I wasn't actually aware of its existence and we were a bit lucky to stumble across it on our drive. Maybe some advertising in the surrounding...More

Thank Fiona I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the centre and spent a very pleasant time walking round the shop and museum. Everyone was very polite and helpful and I left with gifts and a few small personal items. Added to a nice holiday.

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

A well laid out museum with information presented in an interesting way. The cafe service was excellent with a delicious cream tea.

Thank ChrisCaravanner12
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Very well done - various small displays & couple interesting videos about different aspects of the Forest, its history, its people and of course - its Ponies. Well worth a visit - 30-60 mins

Thank dr8484
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A good place to start: lots of leaflets, and information, and very helpful staff happy to answer questions.

Thank judith b
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