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Buckler's Hard Village

Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB

Buckler's Hard Village

Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB

Buckler's Hard Village is one of England´s most attractive and unusual villages. It was created in the early 18th century by the 2nd Duke of Montagu, who planned to build a free port, Montagu Town, on the banks of the Beaulieu River for the import and export of sugar from the West Indies. The idea failed to get off the ground when the French captured the islands, but from the 1740´s the site was used for the building of over 50 wooden ships for the Royal Navy. Cruise on the tranquil Beaulieu River and while you slowly meander down the River you can enjoy its beauty and see the abundant wildlife that lines its banks.

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Historical attractions for kids and adults alike by Dinah Hatch

"Down by the river in the little rural New Forest hamlet of Buckler’s Hard sits a maritime museum that details how this unassuming little spot was once a hive of shipbuilding industry, churning out three vessels that fought at Trafalgar with Lord Nelson. This outdoor living history exhibition shows how life would have been for those involved in the shipbuilding industry – the shipwright’s cottage highlights the difference between the well-to-do life of the shipwright and the rather more frugal existence of an unskilled labourer. You can also take a boat trip down the Beaulieu River and stop off for lunch in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Room."

Information on Buckler's Hard Village , Maritime Museum , Buckler's Hard , Beaulieu

Opening Times: All Year, Daily. Jul to Aug 10:00-17:30, Sep to Oct 10:00-17;00, Nov to Feb 10:00-16:30, Mar to Jun 10:00-17:00. Closed Xmas Day.
Admission: Please call or visit website for latest prices.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted
Location: 3 miles from Beaulieu, follow brown signs
Facilities: Parking Availability, Restaurant, Shop

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