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Our outdoor spaces are now open and we're getting ready to open our indoor spaces on 17 May.

Buckler’s Hard outdoor spaces reopen to visitors for spring

From Monday 29 March, Buckler’s Hard will be welcoming local visitors back to its beautiful outdoor spaces, with the opportunity to get out and explore this stunning jewel of the south coast.


As the winter chill gives way to springtime sunshine, the reopening of the outdoor spaces of the historic shipbuilding village, along with a riverfront pop up café, is the first step on the route to easing restrictions, in line with the Government’s roadmap.

If you’re looking to burn off some steam with a walk in the great outdoors or somewhere to simply sit back and relax, Buckler’s Hard is the perfect destination for local families, couples and anyone looking for a delightful trip out in the glorious Hampshire countryside.

Why not take a stroll somewhere new and explore the village high street, wander along the bank of the Beaulieu River and see the delightful apple orchard.

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For a tasty bite to eat, stop off at our pop up café where you can treat yourself to a selection of speciality coffees, teas, soft drinks and snacks (weekends and school holidays only). Or if you feel like enjoying a picnic, bring along a blanket and find a grassy spot or settle down at one of the picnic benches, before drinking in the views of the river.

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The Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms will also reopen on 12 April, offering a takeaway menu of cream teas and light lunches to enjoy outside on the terrace or within the village.

Entry to the village is free. For those arriving by car, a parking fee applies, allowing you to park and enjoy the village while helping us to maintain this heritage site. If possible, please pay on arrival by contactless card. Parking charges are £5 for up to three hours, and £7.50 for over three hours.

The toilet facilities and takeaway kiosk will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. For visitors arriving by car, the car park will open at 10am with last entry at 5pm. The exit gates will close at 8pm. Click here to plan your visit.

The indoor spaces of the Buckler’s Hard attraction, including the Maritime Museum and the River Cruise, will reopen from Monday 17 May, subject to the latest Government guidance.

We thank you for your patience and support during the last few months and look forward to welcoming you back to Buckler's Hard.


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