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May Half-Term

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See history come to life

See the past come alive at Buckler's Hard this May half-term, including a special weekend event to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Join us for an action-packed start to May half-term with a special weekend event (25 & 26 May) to commemorate D-Day 75. Then join us throughout the rest of the May half-term for even more fun activities.

Throughout May Half-Term (Sat 25 May - Sun 2 June)

Living History at Buckler's Hard

Join a Living History Tour

Join our costumed guides throughout May half-term (25 May - 2 June) to hear stories from the time of Master Shipbuilder, Henry Adams.

Woodland Trail at Buckler's Hard

Follow the Family Quiz Trail

Bring the kids and follow the fun family trail around Buckler's Hard. Plus get hands-on with our other activities for kids.

Beaulieu River Cruise

Catch a River Cruise

Discover the history of the Beaulieu River on a peaceful 30 minute river cruise (additional fee applies). Save time and buy your tickets online in advance.

Admiring a model ship in the Maritime Museum

Discover Maritime History

Visit the Maritime Museum to discover the role Bucklers' Hard played in Britain's shipbuilding history, and learn about the vessels built here for Nelson's Navy.

Watching the boats on Beaulieu River

Relax by the river

Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. Take a stroll along the riverside paths or simply sit and admire the view.

Cream tea, scones and jam

Tuck into a Cream Tea

Round off your trip with a cream tea in the Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms. Or why not treat yourself to a light lunch and a steaming hot chocolate?

D-Day re-enactment & HMS Medusa Tours (Sat 25 & Sun 26 May)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team at May half-term

D-Day Re-enactment

We saw a unique performance from the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team as model tanks stormed a 45 square foot replica of a Normandy village.

HMS Medusa at Buckler's Hard

HMS Medusa Tours

We were delighted to welcome harbour defence motor launch HMS Medusa to the Beaulieu River. HMS Medusa helped to clear the way to Omaha Beach for D-Day and has more recently starred in Kenneth Branagh's Dunkirk movie.

TicketS & Prices

Buy your tickets online at least one day in advance to benefit from some great savings. Need more information before you book? Plan your visit or check our FAQs.

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Admiring a model ship in the Maritime Museum

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Your ticket to Buckler's Hard includes entry to the Maritime Museum, historic shipwright's cottage and all-day car parking.

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