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4. Bucklers Hard and Maritime Museum

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Bucklers Hard and Maritime Museum

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 wooden ships of the Royal Navy were built. The houses were inhabited by carpenters and other workers, with the ships laid out and built on the land inbetween before being launched into the river.

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.

See the Buckler’s Hard Story and cottage displays and perhaps stay at the Master Builders House Hotel, or just enjoy the natural beauty of this historic village and soak up the atmosphere. Take a river cruise or a relaxing walk through nearby woodland. 

Bucklers Hard and Maritime Museum Address:
The Maritime Museum
Buckler’s Hard
SO42 7XB
England, UK

Bucklers Hard and Maritime Museum Opening Times:
The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time.
10.00am – 4.30pm November to February
10.00am – 5.00pm March to June
10.00am – 5.30pm July to August
10.00am – 5.00pm September to October

Bucklers Hard and Maritime Museum Admission:
Adult £5.95
Youth £4.60
Child £4.30
Senior £5.60
Family £17.50
Annual Pass £10.00 

T  +44 (0)1590 614645

F  +44 (0)1590 612624

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