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A sweetly run centre and museum

This is a darling of a place full of superb items to buy and really friendly staff. Give it a try... read more

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Roy S
Windsor, United Kingdom
good overview

the museum is small but we watched the video which was very informative and formed our days plan... read more

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The New Forest Museum is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. The Impressions of the New Forest National Park film show welcomes you to the New Forest Museum and sets the scene for your visit. Discover why...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
+44 23 8028 3444
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a darling of a place full of superb items to buy and really friendly staff. Give it a try. The atmosphere is friendly and reflects the village.

Thank Roy S
Reviewed yesterday

the museum is small but we watched the video which was very informative and formed our days plan. Without this we may have been wandering aimlessly and not known what we wanted to see

Thank lsgoldblatt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here. Very informative in a lovely modern spacious building. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank MartynP2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of great information, stories of the New Forest, excellent display plus artists photos and a libary.

Thank Hoarwithy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice little walk around with good explanations about the history of The Forest and how the common works. I wasn't actually aware of its existence and we were a bit lucky to stumble across it on our drive. Maybe some advertising in the surrounding...More

Thank Fiona I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the centre and spent a very pleasant time walking round the shop and museum. Everyone was very polite and helpful and I left with gifts and a few small personal items. Added to a nice holiday.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well laid out museum with information presented in an interesting way. The cafe service was excellent with a delicious cream tea.

Thank ChrisCaravanner12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done - various small displays & couple interesting videos about different aspects of the Forest, its history, its people and of course - its Ponies. Well worth a visit - 30-60 mins

Thank dr8484
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A good place to start: lots of leaflets, and information, and very helpful staff happy to answer questions.

Thank judith b
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Being a wet day we were looking for an indoor activity and the centre didn’t disappoint. So much interactive displays, videos and the best bit was holiday activities - badge making, shields and illuminated letters. Plus lots of exploratory quizzes for children to do around...More

Thank OriginalRobyn
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