Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

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Beaulieu, in the New Forest, is home to the National Motor Museum housing a collection of over 280 stunning vehicles from every motoring era. New for 2020 is Little Beaulieu, a enchanting new play area at Beaulieu for all ages. Enter the ‘World of Top Gear’, featuring actual vehicles from the most ambitious challenges on the TV show over the years and experience the Top Gear ‘Enormodrome’ which aims to recreate the feel of the Top Gear studio. Visitors to Beaulieu can also explore Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538 and see the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, once home to the Cistercian monks. Please share your photos, videos and experiences of your visit to Beaulieu with us on this page. The team are available to respond to your comments and queries between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. If your query needs a prompt reply, you can call us on 01590 612345 or check our Frequently Asked Question page on the website – www.beaulieu.co.uk/faqs If you have a charity donation request please post your request on headed paper to Public Relations Dept, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. More details can be found on our website: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/charity/ . Please note we do not allow comments or users that mention or advertise other businesses or organisations on our pages without prior arrangement. Beaulieu reserves the right to remove any comments deemed to be spam or inappropriate and restrict access to our pages at any time. For more information, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk

Operating as usual

We may be closed but there is still plenty of work going on behind the scenes to keep Beaulieu looking tip top! If you h...
13/11/2020

We may be closed but there is still plenty of work going on behind the scenes to keep Beaulieu looking tip top!

If you haven't already, be sure to join our mailing list to receive our e-newsletters which include news and content from across the attraction.

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On this day in 1927, the iconic London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was reintroduced, with Beaulieu taking part every yea...
12/11/2020

On this day in 1927, the iconic London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was reintroduced, with Beaulieu taking part every year since 1950. We're looking forward to next year's Run!

Explore the Museum and its Collections on the National Motor Museum Trust website.Search the Vehicle Collection, discove...
12/11/2020

Explore the Museum and its Collections on the National Motor Museum Trust website.

Search the Vehicle Collection, discover hidden stories, or get creative with a range of downloadable activities.

Check it out at https://nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/

How Britain Won World War Two presenter Arthur Williams filmed in our Secret Army Exhibition early this year, before the...
11/11/2020

How Britain Won World War Two presenter Arthur Williams filmed in our Secret Army Exhibition early this year, before the current restrictions. Tune in to the programme on Channel 5 this evening at 8pm, to hear some of the incredible stories of the Special Operations Executive agents

Why not treat your friends and family to a marvellous day out at Beaulieu with one of our gift vouchers... it's the perf...
10/11/2020

Why not treat your friends and family to a marvellous day out at Beaulieu with one of our gift vouchers... it's the perfect Christmas present! 🎁

Our gift vouchers cover the admission to all that Beaulieu has to offer including The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Little Beaulieu, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition and unlimited rides on the monorail.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/3ljFGrM

From the earliest motor carriages to F1 classics, the National Motor Museum is home to over 280 vehicles. 🚗We all have t...
09/11/2020

From the earliest motor carriages to F1 classics, the National Motor Museum is home to over 280 vehicles. 🚗

We all have that favourite motor we can't wait to see when we enter through the doors... which one is yours? 🤔

Today we should have been welcoming visitors to Simply Smart.Traditionally this event takes place on Remembrance Sunday ...
08/11/2020

Today we should have been welcoming visitors to Simply Smart.

Traditionally this event takes place on Remembrance Sunday and every year we hold a two-minute silence at 11am to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military, as well as civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Despite the changes this year, we'd still like to remind you to take 2 minutes at 11am to remember those that fought for us.

❤️ Lest we forget ❤️

Did you know?🧐In 1952, Lord Montagu placed five Veteran cars on display in the Entrance Hall of Palace House as a tribut...
07/11/2020

Did you know?🧐

In 1952, Lord Montagu placed five Veteran cars on display in the Entrance Hall of Palace House as a tribute to his late father, a motoring pioneer.

From these humble beginnings, the National Motor Museum would later develop. 🚗

We’re excited by the news that three new BRM V16s are being built, just like our own 1950 BRM V16, chassis number one. N...
06/11/2020

We’re excited by the news that three new BRM V16s are being built, just like our own 1950 BRM V16, chassis number one. Now’s the perfect time to snap up one of the National Motor Museum’s exclusive BRM timepieces, made from the car’s original pistons https://bit.ly/38g2Coc

We may now be closed for the duration of the National Lockdown, but did you really think we'd leave our Beaulieu family ...
05/11/2020

We may now be closed for the duration of the National Lockdown, but did you really think we'd leave our Beaulieu family behind...

We'll be keeping you entertained across social media over the next month or so to ensure you still get your Beaulieu fix! 🔧

Let us know in the comments what you'd like to see! 😃

04/11/2020
Highland Estate - 1963

The National Motor Museum's Ford Heritage YouTube channel contains some fabulous archive film from the Collections.

Including this film from 1963 featuring the Ford Anglia Estate and the elusive Loch Ness monster https://youtu.be/HZoa_A9hsqk

This 1963 film follows the fortunes of a group of journalists investigating the illusive Loch Ness monster, with the help of the capacious Ford Anglia Estate...

Tomorrow is the last day you can visit us until we close our doors from Thursday 5th November for the duration of the na...
03/11/2020

Tomorrow is the last day you can visit us until we close our doors from Thursday 5th November for the duration of the national lockdown. 😞

Nevertheless, if you'd like to squeeze in one last trip to visit us, there is still availability online. 🍂🍁

Book here: https://bit.ly/3geZB8h

Beaulieu, National Motor Museum's cover photo
02/11/2020

Beaulieu, National Motor Museum's cover photo

Lord Montagu drove his 1903 Daimler 22hp on a route around the New Forest for today’s RM Sotheby’s Virtual Veteran Car R...
01/11/2020

Lord Montagu drove his 1903 Daimler 22hp on a route around the New Forest for today’s RM Sotheby’s Virtual Veteran Car Run, joining four other pre-1905 veteran cars, before a socially distanced stop-off outside Beaulieu’s Palace House.

Beaulieu has taken part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run for 70 years in a row, but this year is the first ‘virtual’ event.

It's the last day of October half-term which means it's your last chance to SAVE 10% in our Beaulieu gift shop when you ...
01/11/2020

It's the last day of October half-term which means it's your last chance to SAVE 10% in our Beaulieu gift shop when you spend £20 or more*.

Our gift shop is home to a wide range of model cars, books and motoring gifts. We even stock motoring themed marmalade! 🏎

Cars not your thing? The gift shop also stocks homeware, clothing and accessories, plus a range of soft toys, games and pocket money souvenirs for our younger visitors. 😄

*T&Cs Apply - See our website for details.

❗️ IMPORTANT UPDATE ❗️In response to the latest Government advice, we will be closed from Thursday 5th November until We...
31/10/2020

❗️ IMPORTANT UPDATE ❗️

In response to the latest Government advice, we will be closed from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

If you have booked to visit us during November, please bear with us. We will be in touch next week with an update regarding your tickets.

We look forward to welcoming you back in December.

Stay safe and stay well.

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃We may be coming to the end of October half-term but our school holiday activities continue right th...
31/10/2020

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

We may be coming to the end of October half-term but our school holiday activities continue right through the weekend! 😃

Pick up a family fun activity trail on arrival that will lead you around the attraction to track down miniature motors that have gone missing from the National Motor Museum.

How many will you find? 🕵️‍♀️

Look what’s back in stock! Our Beaulieu Bear has made an appearance in the shop once again! If you’ve visited us this ha...
30/10/2020

Look what’s back in stock!

Our Beaulieu Bear has made an appearance in the shop once again! If you’ve visited us this half term, did you spot them on your travels?

Don’t forget our Gift Shop is open 7 days a week and you don’t need a ticket to enter! Not visiting? No Problem! We provide a mail order service! Contact the Gift Shop team at [email protected] for more information.
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Who's visited us this October half-term and completed our activity trail? 🕵️‍♀️Don't forget! Once you’ve completed the t...
29/10/2020

Who's visited us this October half-term and completed our activity trail? 🕵️‍♀️

Don't forget! Once you’ve completed the trail, take a picture of the hidden words and email it into [email protected] to be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to spend in the Beaulieu gift shop! 🤩

T&C's Apply: https://bit.ly/3kEWsRL

If you've enjoyed Motoring in Miniature at Beaulieu, then you will love the latest online creative activities from the N...
28/10/2020

If you've enjoyed Motoring in Miniature at Beaulieu, then you will love the latest online creative activities from the National Motor Museum. Inspired by our new exhibition, there is a variety of activities to keep the little ones entertained this half-term.

Don't forget to share your creations with us on social using #NMMCreative

Download the activities at https://bit.ly/31Qqfj5

Palace House is looking and feeling very autumnal 🍂🎃Did you know...the Victorian Kitchen Garden still supplies Palace Ho...
27/10/2020

Palace House is looking and feeling very autumnal 🍂🎃

Did you know...the Victorian Kitchen Garden still supplies Palace House with seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers!

A ticket to October half-term includes entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction including Palace House and its Grounds and Gardens!

There are still tickets available for this week, pre-book now to avoid disappointment - http://bit.ly/2xkDUAU

27/10/2020
London Views 1905

Today is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and this years theme is “Your Window to the World”.

The National Motor Museum's Film & Video Collection gives a fascinating insight into motoring history, as illustrated by this silent film ‘London Views’ provides a rare glimpse into the early world of motoring on the streets of the capital. https://bit.ly/2ThBZ9B

This silent film from the National Motor Museum Trust Film & Video Collection provides a rare glimpse of a time when cars were starting to be seen on the str...

It looks like we're in for some wet and windy weather this October half-term...and what better way to spend the day than...
26/10/2020

It looks like we're in for some wet and windy weather this October half-term...

and what better way to spend the day than indoors with us at Beaulieu 🌧😍

We need your help tracking down our miniature motors that have escaped from the National Motor Museum. Don't forget to pick up an activity trail on arrival for some clues on their whereabouts.🧐

There are still some tickets available for our afternoon slots this week so make sure you pre-book as soon as possible!

Get your tickets here - http://bit.ly/2xkDUAU

TICKETING UPDATE - 26TH OCTOBER 📅If you're planning on visiting us today, please be aware that we're now sold out until ...
26/10/2020

TICKETING UPDATE - 26TH OCTOBER 📅

If you're planning on visiting us today, please be aware that we're now sold out until 2pm.

However, we do still have availability for our 2pm and 3pm arrival slots. These tickets can be pre booked online to avoid disappointment.

Pre-book here: http://bit.ly/2G6GblK

It may be Sunday but it's October half-term for some... 😍Why not head to Little Beaulieu this week and experience our br...
25/10/2020

It may be Sunday but it's October half-term for some... 😍

Why not head to Little Beaulieu this week and experience our brand new fun fantasy play area. 🏰

From hidden staircases and challenging climbing frames to spiralling slides and an exhilarating zip wire, this new addition is a must-see!

Pre-book tickets: http://bit.ly/2NMZVzU

You ‘wood’ not believe what’s in stock this Autumn!🍂Whilst our Kitchen Shop remains closed, you’ll still be able to brow...
24/10/2020

You ‘wood’ not believe what’s in stock this Autumn!🍂

Whilst our Kitchen Shop remains closed, you’ll still be able to browse a selection of items in our main Gift Shop, including these woodland ranges.
Our Gift Shop is open 7 days a week and you don’t need a ticket to enter! Not visiting? No Problem! We provide a mail order service! Contact the Gift Shop team at [email protected] for more information.
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24/10/2020
Miniature Impossible - Part 3

October half-term is here and Miniature Mayhem has begun! 🚘🤩

We need your help tracking down some of our miniature motors...earlier this week we spotted one of our vehicles travelling on the Monorail and exploring the World of Top Gear.

We've just captured more footage showing another one mischievously making its way through Beaulieu Abbey to Palace House!

Pick up an activity trail on arrival and help us track down these missing motors this half term!

Haven’t got tickets yet? Pre book yours here: http://bit.ly/2xkDUAU

October half-term starts tomorrow and we all know what that means... Miniature Mayhem is about to begin... 🤩You may have...
23/10/2020

October half-term starts tomorrow and we all know what that means... Miniature Mayhem is about to begin... 🤩

You may have heard the news that some of our miniature motors have mischievously made their way out of the museum... 😮 Well we need your help finding them. Make sure you pick up an activity trail on arrival for clues. 📖

Tickets are still available. Pre-book online - http://bit.ly/2xkDUAU

22/10/2020
Miniature Mayhem this October half-term!

We're counting down the days until October half-term! 😁

Bookings are beginning to heat up and we just wanted to remind you that we'll be at limited capacity, so don't miss out on your chance to pre-book your tickets today.

Remember, those that visit us between 24th October - 1st November will be able celebrate all things miniature with Little Beaulieu, our new motoring exhibition and a fun family activity trail. 🧩

Pre-book tickets: https://bit.ly/3geZB8h

Keep your visit to Beaulieu going this half-term with online creative activities inspired by the National Motor Museum C...
21/10/2020

Keep your visit to Beaulieu going this half-term with online creative activities inspired by the National Motor Museum Collections.

There's plenty to keep the children entertained. Download the activities at https://bit.ly/NMMCreative

Did you know 🧐...The Jaguar XKR (as used in Die Another Day) was one of eight used to represent one car in the Ice Palac...
20/10/2020

Did you know 🧐...

The Jaguar XKR (as used in Die Another Day) was one of eight used to represent one car in the Ice Palace car chase scenes.

There is so much to explore around the Beaulieu attraction, why not visit us this week?😍

Pre-book your tickets here - https://bit.ly/2NNIZs5

19/10/2020
Miniature Impossible - Part 2

One of our mischievous miniature motors has been spotted near World of Top Gear...and we need your help tracking it down this October half-term 😲.

Tune in to part 2 of #MiniatureImpossible to see where they have been traveling!

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content 🥰What better way to spend a Sunday than exploring all our grounds and attra...
18/10/2020

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content 🥰

What better way to spend a Sunday than exploring all our grounds and attractions!

One ticket includes access to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Little Beaulieu, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition and unlimited rides on the Monorail.😮

There are still tickets available if you're planning on visiting today, pre-book them now on our website - https://bit.ly/2NNIZs5

SAVE 10% in our gift shops this October half-term!* 😁Visit us this October half-term and benefit from 10% off in our Bea...
17/10/2020

SAVE 10% in our gift shops this October half-term!* 😁

Visit us this October half-term and benefit from 10% off in our Beaulieu gift shops when you spend £20 or more*. It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas presents so why not browse our selection of gifts and souvenirs on your way out!

*T&C's Apply: https://bit.ly/3nWaO2e

⏰ You've only got a few days left to enter our GIVEAWAY! ⏰Make sure you share your favourite miniature motors with us in...
16/10/2020

⏰ You've only got a few days left to enter our GIVEAWAY! ⏰

Make sure you share your favourite miniature motors with us in the comments below to be in with a chance of WINNING a family ticket to visit Beaulieu this October half-term! 😁

Good luck!

🤩 WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO MINIATURE MAYHEM THIS OCTOBER HALF-TERM! 🤩

We're celebrating all things miniature this October halt-term with our new exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood and Little Beaulieu! 🏰

To be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to visit us between 24th October - 2nd November, share a picture of your favourite miniature motor in the comments below. This could be anything, from your childhood pedal car, to your favourite hot wheels toy!

Good luck! 🤞

*Competition closes 18th October 2020. T&C's - https://bit.ly/310pu6S

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Beaulieu
Lymington
SO42 7ZN

Trains to nearest station Brockenhurst or Lymington station Taxi service from Brockenhurst station Wilts & Dorset bus Nr112 from Lymington station During summer- New Forest Tour bus

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In the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu is a marvellous day out that can be enjoyed together. We’re home to the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and a new adventure play area, Little Beaulieu.

Start your engine in The National Motor Museum

This world-famous collection featuring 280 vehicles, celebrates 140 years of ingenuity, imagination, and engineering genius. Marvel at the cars that broke the land speed record, be star struck by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and re-live some favourite TV moments in the World of Top Gear. If you want to have a look under the bonnet there will be a Beaulieu expert ready to help you and, for those who prefer a bird’s eye view, a monorail ride through the roof of the museum is a must do!

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We found a credit card on the floor of the motor museum this afternoon, by the toy car section. This has been handed in at the exit/gift shop.
My son Chester is proud of his very own personal motoring exhibit, which was inspired by yesterday's trip to Beaulieu National Motor Museum. 🚗🚙🛻🚚🏎
Fantastic visit to the museum today, really, really good! Just a couple of shots I took. Brilliant to see the Willy's Jeep outside - that satisfied me for the day while my little boy was kept occupied by the miniature car hunt. Wonderful!
Is the miniature event still going ahead this weekend ?
Absolutely fabulous event today - bought my two youngsters down and we had a brilliant day checking out the stunning Porsche vehicles on display. Many thanks to all to Beaulieu for hosting and all the owners for bringing them down.
Enjoying our day a🥰
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Photos today from simply ford Taken on a iPhone 11 🙈 Feel free to tag and have the photos
Enjoyed our day out here on Tuesday 8th. Will definitely visit again.
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Been here twice a couple years ago and disappeared that they didn't have the mk1escort on display had a mk2escort