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October Half-Term

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See history come to life

See the past come to life at Buckler's Hard this October half-term!

Step back in time to discover the remarkable story of 18th century shipbuilding village Buckler's Hard this October half-term, 20 - 28 October.

Plus! Take tours aboard famous vessels HMS Medusa and Gipsy Moth IV on selected dates.


Guided living history tour

JOIN A LIVING HISTORY TOUR

Join 18th century characters as they share tales of life in this once-thriving shipbuilding village on their daily guided tours.

Activities for children at Buckler's Hard

FOLLOW THE FAMILY QUIZ TRAIL

Bring the kids and follow the fun family trail around Buckler's Hard – complete all the questions to receive your sweet treat. Plus get hands-on with our other activities for kids.

Beaulieu River Cruise

CATCH A RIVER CRUISE

Step aboard for a beautiful 30 minute river cruise (additional fee applies). Save time and buy your tickets online in advance.

Cream tea, scones and jam

Warm up with a CREAM TEA

Tuck into a delicious cream tea in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms. Or why not treat yourself to a scrumptious hot chocolate and a slice of cake?


CELEBRATE HMS MEDUSA'S 75TH BIRTHDAY!

HMS Medusa at Buckler's Hard

Launched on 20th October 1943, harbour defence motor launch HMS Medusa helped clear the way to Omaha Beach for D-Day and recently took a starring role in the Dunkirk movie. Come along to help us celebrate her 75th birthday, with the chance to climb aboard and chat to her crew:

  • Saturday 20th October 2pm - 4pm
  • Sunday 21st October 10am - 4pm

CLIMB ABOARD GIPSY MOTH IV

Gipsy Moth IV at Buckler's Hard

Visit us on Saturday 27 October between 10am - 4pm for a chance to climb aboard Gipsy Moth IV, the record-breaking yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester sailed single-handedly around the globe.

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BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE TO SAVE!

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

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Admiring a model ship in the Maritime Museum

EXPLORE BUCKLER'S HARD

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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View of Buckler's Hard high street

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