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Find out about the real Forest

This is such an interesting, information filled and fascinating museum. It teaches visitors, young... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rutti
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Couldn't have been made more welcome

We had just picked part of our family up from Southampton airport for my 65 th family get together... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
takethat2
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Derby, United Kingdom
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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
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High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
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+44 23 8028 3444
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All reviews new forest gift shop the main car park interesting museum worth a visit helpful staff free entry tourist information local area half term alice in wonderland high street couple of hours places to visit video maps souvenirs
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum at the New Forest Centre provides a good introduction to the local area for people who do not live locally. However, for local people like me there really isn't much that I didn't already know. Having said that, this review is for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an interesting, information filled and fascinating museum. It teaches visitors, young and old, so much about the inhabitants and habitat of the Forest. Well worth the visit

Thank Rutti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just picked part of our family up from Southampton airport for my 65 th family get together. Having taken the 4 little very excited grandchildren on a walk to find the ponies we all decided we would like a drink before driving to...More

Thank takethat2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place we went to in Lyndhurst. Partly due to it being next to the car park but also as it has a helpful information centre, small museum and cafe. If you're in the New Forest I'd recommend you stop in here.

Thank martyblack83
NFCentre, Public Relations Manager at The New Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review. The New Forest Heritage Centre is an independent, charity-run museum, gallery and reference library, not a dedicated tourist information centre. We're pleased that our friendly staff were able to hep out with your information requirements.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative museum, (which was entry by donation) friendly staff. Good, well stocked gift shop, including maps and other leaflets, literature etc on the area. Cafe also inside.

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the little tea house in the New Forest Centre. Lovely friendly service but what sets it apart is the amazing tea. Be prepared for a little theatre - the tea is served out of the bottom of the tea pot! The cakes are scrumptious....More

Thank BobnCaro
NFCentre, Public Relations Manager at The New Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree that the tea and cakes in Tip Leaf & Bean Cafe are yummy! It's hard to resist giving in to temptation! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit, and will pass on your feedback to our friends in the cafe.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Good place to visit if you are in Lyndhurst. Situated conveniently in the car park. Interesting museum with free entry. Also has a cafe if you need a coffee.

Thank pdr2000
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It seemed to be of a mueseum with large gift shop shop than information centre. Its free to enter but not a great deal to inspire you left with a free map and and brief description on where to find the nightwood oak.

Thank SCARBOROUGH-JANE
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped off at this lovely town on our way home from Portland Dorset to Scotland. Was purchasing a few souvenirs from the information centre but was a bit annoyed when the assistant turned up her nose at my Royal bank of Scotland £20.00 note and...More

Thank Pathfinder640333
NFCentre, Manager at The New Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you, Sandra for bringing this to our attention. Please be reassured that all our Front of House staff have been reminded that we accept Scottish and Irish £ sterling here at the New Forest Heritage Centre.

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the New Forest Centre whilst on a short break in the New Forest & so glad we did! Very well set out the museum is very informative & really interesting - we learnt so much about the history of the forest & how it...More

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