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.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Gipsy Moth IV Open Days on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February have been cancelled. We're sorry for any disappointment. 

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Gipsy Moth IV Open Days

Gipsy Moth IV Open Days

On selected days visitors can climb aboard the yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester completed his solo round-the-world voyage. 

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The Observatory

The Observatory at Buckler's Hard

Watch contemporary artists at work in The Observatory at Buckler's Hard from November 2016 - April 2017.

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Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms

Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms

Enjoy a light lunch or a warming hot drink and a slice of cake in our tea rooms at the main visitor entrance.

Where to eat at Buckler's Hard