Welcome to Buckler's Hard

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest National Park, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard.

The exciting Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story gives an insight into the history of this 18th century shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson's Navy.

See the replica timber framed 18th shipwrights' workshop which has been built using traditional methods.

Buckler's Hard has been voted by Visit England as one of the '101 Things To Do Before You Go Abroad'. Located in the New Forest within easy reach of the popular tourist destinations of Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester. Plan your visit.


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SS Persia Commemoration

SS Persia Commemoration

A unique collection of jewellery and special new artefacts are being unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of SS Persia.

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Living History Tours

Living History at Buckler's Hard

22 - 30 October: Discover tales of spooks and smugglers with a tour from one of our Living History guides this Half-Term.

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River Cruise

River cruise on the Beaulieu River

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Beaulieu River and hear about the history of the river and surrounding area. Additional fee applies.

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