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Interesting even if you didn't think you were interested in cars!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great visit. I love cars so was expecting to love the museum, but had a lovely surprise as a history fan with the abbey, Special forces exhibition and house.

Spent all day there enjoying all the attractions. Enjoyed a vintage bus ride and mono rail trip as well.

Special thanks to the falconer. I am not a fan of any use of animals as entertainment but these were genuine working birds and he explained all about their care and training.

Had lasagne in the cafe and an afternoon ice cream. Thanks for a great day. Only missing 5 stars because I would have loved to have seen more of the vehicles out and about the grounds.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

As a car enthusiast, I had booked a couple of tickets for my wife and I to visit the museum as so many people had recommended it to me.

The car collection is absolutely fantastic, especially the F1, Rallye and Endurance racing cars.

I had not realised the ticket also allowed us to visit the Palace, Abbey and Gardens, which make the entry fare pretty reasonable.

We also had the perfect sunny weather for a great day out, and even stumbled upon so gentleman doing falconry training for a few birds which was a great added show!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Enjoyed the visit today, visited the car museum, top gear exhibition, Palace house and the abbey. We enjoyed watching the falconry flying within the abbey courtyard - a spectacular bird of prey with a very knowledgeable falconer.
The lighting on the Bluebird made that exhibit difficult to experience properly. and not being able to get to close to the car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang made photo opportunities very difficult.No sign of James Bond cars, but there was one of his villians vehicles

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Decided to visit here as we had a money off voucher which was due to expire in June. Really surprised with how lovely a place it is, with a great motor museum, beautiful palace house and lovely abbey all set in great, tidy grounds. We enjoyed wandering around the various cars and motorcycles and buses in the motor museum and the World of Top Gear. We were in awe of the history of the Abbey and Palace House and loved the rides in the sunshine on both the monorail and the old fashioned London Bus. All in all a wonderful day out.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We had planned to go to Beaulieu with some friends from Germany and were not disappointed! There is something for everyone, it is so much more than a Motor Museum.

A huge amount of history exists here dating back to the Abbey being built in 1204 (only parts of which still exist). What a wonderful garden, grounds and house. Delightful little exhibition about the SOE too. And there is a raised monorail so you can see the whole site, and a London Bus to try for something different. A must!

Date of experience: May 2018
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