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Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Christmas at Beaulieu

We really enjoyed our visit to Beaulieu last night. The lights were lovely and various and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SueSAmersham
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Amersham
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More than a museum..great day out...bring back Wheels!

We live locally and decided to spend a day here with 2 children (7 and 4). We had a great day, they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
runcieman
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New Forest
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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...more
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Beaulieu | John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Beaulieu last night. The lights were lovely and various and the mulled wine and hot chocolate were welcome on a cold night. The marshmallows half way round were delicious and it was fun toasting them over the fire. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many wonderful positives but alas some negatives which in our opinion are pretty big. Let's start with a positive from the moment we arrived, as we entered I explained we had a wheelchair user but we don't have a blue badge. To be honest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm rarely moved to write reviews but this was really disappointing. It was very poorly attended which meant there was no Christmas atmosphere whatsoever and although some of the lights were very effective there was absolutely nothing to justify the ticket price. To charge £6.50...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We were surprised to read your comments as we have received many positive comments about the light trail, especially as it features 11 installations which include the atmospheric candle-lit abbey Cloisters Fire Garden, 200ft Cathedral of Light tunnel, light show on the walls of Palace...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We live locally and decided to spend a day here with 2 children (7 and 4). We had a great day, they loved looking at the cars and going on the bus and mono rail. (the adults loved the chitty chitty area). The house was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank runcieman
Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for spending your day with us. It's wonderful to hear that you had a great day – particularly the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition! Inside the museum, Wheels has been closed since the start of the year while we review a...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this yesterday evening. We chose an early time due to having young children with us. Having seen other Christmas displays I didn’t find these particularly inspiring, there was a lack of atmosphere maybe due to the early time. Some aspects were very good however...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Jackie C
Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It was disappointing to read your feedback. We are working with external event producers, Raymond Gubbay Ltd, who are responsible for other Christmas trails around the country including Christmas at Kew and Christmas at Blenheim Palace. This is a brand new event for us, and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here whilst staying in Lyndhurst. This is a great day out for all the family, there was so much to see. Would recommend going here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisababe
Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled you had a great day, and hope to see you and your family again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

visited while on holiday, well worth the visit plenty to see, we used mono-rail and vintage bus to get around. Palace decorated for Christmas and the abbey worth seeing and of course the motor museum. Café reasonably priced with plenty of seating. Friendly staff, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon B
Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are delighted you had a brilliant day out. It certainly sounds like you had a busy day, and hope you will be joining us again soon. Thank you for sharing your review with us.

Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm really sad to say that our evening at Beaulieu Christmas lights was a huge disappointment. Majorly overpriced and had to pay extra to park in an empty car park (£6.50) and for the monorail (£2.50 each). We chose a slot after 7pm on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are pleased the monorail was the highlight of your evening but disappointed that the rest of your visit did not meet your expectations. We are working with external event producers Raymond Gubbay Ltd, who are responsible for other light trails around the country including...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the motor museum the other day as a surprise gift for father in law plus the kids love it here. Normally we go in spring or summer so was a bit fresher than we're use to but still plenty warm and dry enough in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review with us. It is fantastic to hear that you are regular visitors, and enjoyed your day with us. It sounds like you had a great time exploring our newest exhibition, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The medieval banquet evening at Beaulieu Abbey is taking authenticity too far. We spent the evening freezing cold, ate mediocre food and couldn't hold a conversation. I imagine that this must have been how the monks felt. It would be amusing except that it spoiled...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We were disappointed to read your comments, especially when we have received positive feedback about the medieval banquets from those who have booked them. We do our best to maintain the heat in the Domus, with the open log fire and portable heaters, and work...More

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Sheila A
28 November 2018|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, visit the Beaulieu web site and you can book e-tickets. I believe there is a discount for on line booking too.
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SEWEngland
15 September 2018|
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Response from Beaulieu_Hampshire | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We can confirm that children with Blue Peter badges are given free admission to the entire attraction, as long as they are aged 16 or under and show their badges and ID cards at our Visitor... More
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sarah w
25 August 2018|
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Response from Beaulieu_Hampshire | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, If you have purchased general admission tickets you can obtain a Return For Free pass, which gives you the option to re-visit the attraction once within the following six days. To obtain this free pass, you don't... More
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