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Beaulieu National Motor Museum

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Address: Beaulieu | John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZN, England
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+44 1590 612345

In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top...

In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens, home of the Montagu family since 1538, the remains of Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear where you can see some of the vehicles from Jeremey, James and Richard's most ambitious challenges. Ride on the high level Monorail or climb aboard the replica 1912 open top London bus for a fun way to see Beaulieu's sights.

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Enjoyed everything about our day trip to Beaulieu: - good value and tasty lunch - fascinating car museum - something to interest everybody - amusing Top Gear exhibit - lovely... read more

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been attending Beaulieu Boat Jumble every year since about 2005 or 2006, but this will be the last time we come. The number of traders was drastically reduced this year - the event didn't even reach the edge of the 'Trunk Traders' field, and there was nothing past the central cross-roads. The reduced size is very very disappointing for... More 

Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed everything about our day trip to Beaulieu: - good value and tasty lunch - fascinating car museum - something to interest everybody - amusing Top Gear exhibit - lovely grounds / gardens and old stately home - yummy ice cream

Thank Alison H
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

3 Generations of the family enjoyed a full day at the museum .Started at the car museum, then a picnic. Liked the covered marquees for eating as it was a little cold to eat outside although plenty of outdoor areas to eat .Top Gear display was next on agenda, al the kids enjoyed this, followed by monorail and then ride... More 

Thank Jeremy594
Barnet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Beaulieu on a Friday in April. Our main reason for visiting was to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as my kids absolutely love the film. The first thing we did when we got there was to visit the car museum. The museum was really good and my kids enjoyed finding all the different things on their trail maps... More 

Thank Sarah C
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is many years since we first took our kids to Beaulieu, and now one of our kids took us and their son to what is now a considerably improved attraction. The motor displays were excellent and we loved the Top Gear exhibition. We enjoyed the short trip on the open top omnibus and the monorail too. Excellent.

Thank tommyC64
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love coming to Beaulieu. The house, Abbey and grounds are always a delight and so beautifully cared for and of course the car museum is excellent. Although we\'ve been many times there s always another film to watch, information to read, and new cars to see. A great place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Itchenview_Soton
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant day out, loads to see, all attractions included in ticket price. Staff are great, whole estate is spotlessly clean and tidy.

Thank Debbie H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time visit for many years came with grand children and had a lovely day all staff friendly and helpful especially the young lad on the electric cars so polite and helpful he deserves a gold star. Easy to walk around museum brought back some old memories oops thats given my age away, Monorail and old bus good fun Thank... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great day at Beaulieu. The motor museum is really interesting - to see how cars have developed over the years - and is well set out with different exhibitions. The Top Gear exhibition was OK but not fantastic. We found the house fascinating and it still feels like a family home. Wonderful grounds and despite it being... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Beaulieu. We went mainly for the Motor Museum but were surprised how much more there is to the estate. The palace and gardens are very well kept and the spring flowers made it all so pretty. We were very lucky with some glorious weather; might seem different in the rain! We took our motorhome... More 

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