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See history come to life!

From historical re-enactments and famous ships to open-air theatre... There are lots of exciting events taking place at Buckler's Hard this year.

Southampton University archaeology student at work

May Bank Holiday Weekend

4 - 6 May 2019

Watch as shipwrightry students learn traditional woodworking techniques.

Plus see a performance from the Deorfrith Morris Dancers on the morning of Saturday 4th May.

Stay tuned for more details and timings.

Car rally at Buckler's Hard

New Forest CHARITY Car Run

19 May 2019

The Rotary Club of Southampton Magna will be stopping off for lunch at Buckler's Hard during their 25th New Forest Charity Car Run.

If you're visiting around lunchtime, feel free to take a look or if you'd like to  participate in the Run, please contact the Rotary Club of Southampton Magna.

Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team

Model Boats D-Day re-enactment & HMS Medusa Tours

25 - 26 May 2019

Join us for an action-packed start to May half-term! See a model boat re-enactment of the D-Day landings, complete with pyrotechnics. Plus step aboard for a tour of harbour defence motor launch HMS Medusa.

Find out more

Activities for children at Buckler's Hard

May half term

25 May - 2 June 2019

Join us throughout May half-term to follow the family quiz trial around the grounds and more fun activities... Plus don't miss our action-packed weekend on 25 & 26 May to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Find out more

Activities for children at Buckler's Hard

Summer Holidays

20 July - 1 September 2019

Stay tuned for more details.

The Villagers perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Open Air Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

21 July 2019

The Villagers Open Air Shakespeare Group perform Twelfth Night in aid of Home-Start Hampshire.

Find out more on the Home-Start Hampshire website. Please note this is a separately charged event and is not covered by your Buckler's Hard admission ticket or annual pass.

Gipsy Moth IV at Buckler's Hard

Gipsy Moth IV Open Day

15 August 2019

Climb aboard Gipsy Moth IV, the record-breaking yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester sailed single-handedly around the globe.

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Activities for children at Buckler's Hard - tying a bowline in the Maritime Museum

October half-term

26 October - 3 November 2019

Stay tuned for more details.

Kitchen living history demonstration

Easter Holidays

TBC 2020

Stay tuned for more details.

Regular Visitor? Save with an annual pass

Holders of the Buckler's Hard Annual Pass can enjoy unlimited access to the village, chapel, Shipwright's Cottage, Maritime Museum and The Buckler's Hard Story during normal opening hours.

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