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Tailored Tours

Our tailored tours offer an extra element to your day at Beaulieu, depending on your area of interest; they are designed to inform and to entertain.

National Motor Museum Tours

NEW - To the Chequered Flag* - 1 hour

To the Chequered Flag

Join a fascinating tour of motor racing history, from its inception in the early 1900s, with vehicles such as the iconic 1903 ‘Gordon Bennet’ Napier, through to Graham Hill’s Lotus 49 and more modern twenty-first century F1 cars. Available from mid-March 2015.

Tours can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

 

For Britain & For The Hell Of It* - 1 hour

For Britain and For The Hell Of It

Experience the triumph of British land speed record attempts as we tell a story of British pluck, technological mastery and national pride in an inspiring multimedia exhibition.

Tours can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

 

 

The Motorcycle Story* - 1 hour

Motorcycle GalleryFrom the early days of motorsport to 1960s youth culture, be immersed in a journey through motorcycling history, the human quest for freedom and the desire to win.

Tours can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

 

*Please note that these tours must be booked with at least 4 weeks notice.

Exploring Beaulieu's Gardens - 1 hour

Garden Tour

Accompany our Victorian Gardener to find out how the Victorian gardens once fed the family and staff living in Palace House. This tour is available throughout the summer. Please note that the maturity of some of the plants is subject to seasonal variation.

This tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 people.

 

The Vineyard Tour (seasonal - April to October)  - 45 minutes

Vineyard

Grapes have been grown at Beaulieu since medieval times - take a guided tour of the vineyard and find out how the vines are grown before sampling the wine they produce. Please note that the ground is uneven and appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn. There are no lavatory facilities during this tour.

During inclement weather, talks and tastings take place indoors with the option to accompany the tour guide around the vines afterwards.

Tour subject to a minimum charge of £100. Must be booked 3 months in advance.

 

The Victorian Kitchen - 1 hour

Victorian Kitchen

Join the Victorian Kitchen Maid and learn about her daily tasks in the Palace House kitchen. The Victorian household hours were long and the work physically demanding as staff prepared the popular dishes of the day for the Montagu family and their guests.

This tour can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

 

Palace House Christmas Soirées - 1 hour

Christmas Palace House

On weekdays in November and December, a Victorian Christmas awaits. With a glass of homemade fruit punch you will be entertained by Palace House staff with an old-time sing-song around the Drawing Room piano. A seasonal menu is available for meals in the Brabazon restaurant.