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.

During 2014, see the construction of a new replica timber framed 18th shipwrights' workshop taking place in the village.

Walk beside the riverbank for an opportunity to see some of the abundant wildlife that inhabits its banks. Visit the Apple Orchard where apples are picked to make Beaulieu Apple Juice. 

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


Take the tour

Explore Buckler's Hard

Explore Buckler's Hard

Take a tour of Buckler's Hard village, use the map to find your way around.

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Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Discover the fascinating story of this unique village on the Beaulieu Estate in the new re-designed Maritime Museum

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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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