National Motor Museum Beaulieu

National Motor Museum Beaulieu

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The National Motor Museum is a museum in the village of Beaulieu, set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire. It is home to a world famous collection of over 280 cars, motorcycles and motoring related items.

National Motor Museum Beaulieu

Beaulieu is a popular tourist destination in the South of England, located in the heart of the magnificent New Forest. The National Motor Museum is located here at Beaulieu, and it is home to approximately 250 automobiles that chronicle the tale of motoring throughout history. Hampshire County is home to the National Motor Museum, which was established in 1952 and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. This museum, located in the little village of Beaulieu, includes a large collection of autos, films, books, journals, and photographs, among other things.

Among the most well-known displays are those featuring James Bond vehicles and World of Top Gear displays.  In addition to some of the oldest motor carriages and popular F1 vehicles, you will be able to witness several of the most recent models. Taking a guided tour of Hampshire is one of the most enjoyable things to do in the region.

The Challenge Gallery is where the famed Top Gear team keeps their battered, modified, and damaged automobiles. Upon arrival, all of the vehicles featured in your favourite episodes will be found in the identical condition they were in while production.

Several more activities, such as a rally-car simulation ride as well as an on-site café and playgrounds, complete your day's activities at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. A major amount of the Palace House and grounds, including a portion of Beaulieu Abbey, which has been partially wrecked, complete the itinerary. Let's have a look at some of the major attractions.

Beaulieu Abbey

This is the most tranquil part of Beaulieu, a 12th-century monastery, where you can learn about the life of a Cistercian priest. The monastery, which dates back 800 years, was founded by King John in the 13th century and demolished by Henry VIII in the year 1538.

Because of the struggles of the Montauk family's forefathers and distant cousins of these old monarchs, it is still here today at Beaulieu. Generations of visitors have enjoyed the peacefulness and architectural accomplishments of the mediaeval period at this abandoned monastery that has been preserved for centuries.

The Secret Army Exhibition

Discover the history of Beaulieu, which served as a top-secret training site for Special Operations Agents Executive agents during World War II. A total of 3,000 Special Operations Executive (SOE) operatives got instruction in the art of darkness warfare at Beaulieu before carrying out daring and risky missions behind enemy lines. All of them are heroes. The Nazis and their allies tortured and killed several of them, while others were never seen again.

Palace House

With a stunning view of the Beaulieu River, The Palace House is nestled in the heart of England's New Forest. In the 19th century, it underwent extensive renovation and expansion and currently serves as an excellent example of a typical Victorian country mansion. In the interiors, this old church gives a gorgeous Gothic flair to the colourful home, decorated with family heirlooms and mementoes, tales, photos, and other souvenirs.

Important Information

  • Opening Timings: On days other than Christmas Day, the National Motor Museum and Beaulieu Attraction are open to the public all over the year.

Monday to Sunday – 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

  • Ticket Info: When visiting Beaulieu, a single all-inclusive ticket grants visitors admission to the National Motor Museum, the Palace House, the World of Top Gear, Little Beaulieu, Secret Army Exhibition, the Beaulieu Abbey, and unlimited rides on the monorail.

Before visiting The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, make sure to visit their website for updated information.

https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/attractions/national-motor-museum/