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Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum

Bucklers Hard
SO42 7XB

Buckler's Hard is a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest. Historically, it is famed as the place where some of Nelson's fleet were built for Trafalgar, but whether your interest is as a visitor - as an individual, family, group or educational party - or as a sailor wishing to moor in the River, the things to see and enjoy are as varied as the history of the area itself.

There is the Buckler's Hard Story, Maritime Museum with SS Persia Exhibition, plus 18th century cottage displays. Visitors can stay in the village at the Master Builders House Hotel, or just enjoy the natural beauty of this historic village. River cruises are available between Easter and October, or a walk through the woodlands nearby can only add to your pleasure.

Buckler's Hard is a little over two miles from its sister attraction of Beaulieu, where visitors can tour the National Motor Museum as well as Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey.

General Information:

Riverside or Woodland Walk to Beaulieu (2¼ miles)
Gift and souvenir shop

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From London take the M3, then the M27 westbound, exiting at Junction 2 on to the A326. Follow the brown and white tourist signs for either Beaulieu or the National Motor Museum. At Beaulieu Village, follow the brown and white tourist signs to Buckler's Hard. The approximate travel time from London is 2 hours.

Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum Postcode for SatNav: SO42 7XB


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