Plan Your Visit

On the banks of Beaulieu River the maritime village of Buckler’s Hard allows visitors to step back in time to the 18th Century and discover the important role that Buckler’s Hard played in Britain’s shipbuilding history.

With so much to see we recommend you take time to plan your visit in advance.

Lots to see

Maritime Museum

Whether you want to explore the Maritime Museum, wander through the Woodland Walk and Apple Orchard, or relax on the River Cruise, you will be guaranteed a relaxing day on the banks of the Beaulieu River. 

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Prices and opening times

Living History at Buckler's Hard

Open daily apart from Christmas Day and with seasonal opening times.

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Getting here

Beaulieu River

Plan your journey to Buckler's Hard whatever your mode of transport.

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Where to Eat

Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms

Buckler's Hard is a place for relaxation as well as exploration. A range of refreshments can be enjoyed at Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms or at the Master Builder's House Hotel.

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Where to shop

Buckler's Hard Shop

A delightful gift shop in the Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum displays a range of nautical gifts, models, books and toys, plus souvenir items for you to take home.

Getting Around

Buckler's Hard

Information and advice for visitors with wheelchairs and those bringing dogs to Buckler's Hard

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of our mostly commonly asked questions.

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