Getting Around

the Beautiful South Gold AwardAt Beaulieu we strive to make the site accessible to all and accommodate wheelchair and pushchairs users. Please be assured that our staff are trained and ready to assist you anyway they can.

In recognition of our commitment to accessibility, we received the 'Access for All Tourism' Gold Award at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013-2014.

Accessibility Statement

Our full accessibility statement is available to read online.

Pushchairs & Wheelchairs

Pathways suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs join all the sites within the Beaulieu attraction, however, some of the garden and riverside paths are constructed of hoggin and/or gravel. Please note that both rallies and events held in the Beaulieu Parkland are staged on grass, generally accessible from gravel or hoggin roadways.  We offer free use of manual wheelchairs and electric scooters. It is advisable to book these in advance by calling 01590 614646.

The National Motor Museum has three floor levels with access available to all through ramps and lifts.

The lower level of Palace House is accessible to wheelchair users but unfortunately due to the historic nature of the property there is no lift to the upper floor. There is however a visual guide to the upstairs rooms and staff will be happy to show you this on your visit. Please note that unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pushchairs in Palace House and they will need to be left outside.

A baby changing room is provided within the Brabazon Restaurant, which is centrally located within the attraction.

If you are leaving a pushchair or wheelchair unattended, please ensure that it does not obstruct pathways or busy areas. More detailed advice for visitors with wheelchairs or pushchairs is provided on arrival. If you have any queries in advance of your visit please call us on 01590 612345.

"Had a lovely day there last week, too much to do so only covered the motor museum end. Our disabled daughter was most impressed with a free electric scooter which made her day and the access in the museum and Brabazon was excellent. Thank you so much and can I borrow the Mercedes?" - Peter B. 03/02/2015  

Advice for visitors with dogs

Dogs are welcomed at Beaulieu and are permitted within the grounds, but for the benefit of other visitors we do require that they be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Owners are also asked to ensure that no mess is left within the grounds where it will be offensive to others. We provide scoops for disposal of mess, free of charge - available from Visitor Reception.

We regret that we do not allow dogs inside the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Abbey, Brabazon Restaurant, or on any of the rides. Please note that there is a special area available beneath the Motor Museum entrance where your dog may be left whilst you visit the Motor Museum. Please note this is not a supervised area and owners leave their dogs at their own risk.

We wish to respectfully remind visitors that the RSPCA advise against leaving dogs and other animals in cars. However, if you consider that weather conditions permit you to do so, please ensure that there is adequate ventilation at all times, while still maintaining your vehicle's security. Pass-outs are available from Visitor Reception allowing you to check, at any time during your visit, that your dog is not in any distress.