Train to be a secret agent at Beaulieu this May half-term! (25 May - 2 June)
Beaulieu was a top secret school for agents of the Special Operations Executive during World War II. Follow in their footsteps this May half-term and learn espionage skills before graduating as a fully-trained SOE agent.
Your Training Programme
Head to SOE headquarters to receive a real-life agent name for your training mission, then make contact with your Commanding Officer to begin your espionage education.
As you follow clues and hidden messages around the Beaulieu attractions you'll learn to see through deceptive disguises, inspect household items that hold remarkable secrets, locate the site of a parachute drop and more.... Everyone who successfully passes their training will receive a graduation certificate.
Try out disguises
Try on 1940s-themed clothing to hide your own identity.
Use codes to decipher secret messages and follow clues around the Beaulieu attractions.
See Wartime vehicles
See wartime vehicles driving around the grounds, plus find the Norton 16H motorcycle in the National Motor Museum to obtain vital information to aid your training mission.
See Falconry demonstrations (25 - 31 May)
From 25th - 31st May, visit Beaulieu Abbey to watch amazing falconry demonstrations as Lord Montagu's falconer shares stories about the role of falconry during World War II.
Learn about wartime rationing
Talk to Lord Montagu's cook about wartime rationing and learn how secret agents and civilians would have lived off the land.
Visit the Secret Army Exhibition
Discover the true story of Beaulieu's role as a wartime finishing school for special agents in the Secret Army Exhibition.
Don't Miss: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, visit the National Motor Museum to see props, costumes and original costumes from the film... and meet the four-wheeled stars!
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Tickets & Prices
All of our May half-term activities are included in your general admission ticket, which gives entry to all the Beaulieu attractions, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and more.
Ticket prices & information
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A fantastic day out... we were enthralled by the marvellous falconry expert... the kids enjoyed the spies exhibition... and we rounded off the day with a trip on the excellent vintage bus.