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Our Grounds & Gardens will open to visitors from Saturday 6th June, pre-book tickets here.

Summer Living History

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See vehicles in action...

Visitors stepped back in time this summer! They joined us from 20th July - 1st September to see characters and cars from the past spring into action. Plus there was a touch of magic in the air... Chitty Chitty Bang Bang came to Beaulieu!

From medieval monks to Victorian butlers... visitors delved into over 800 years of history as they chatted to costumed characters, got hands-on with traditional games and saw historic motors in action.

Summer 2020 details to be confirmed...stay tuned!

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We saw daily parades of vehicles spanning motoring history - featuring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

SEE Motors in action

For a taste of historic motoring, we saw several vehicles drive around the grounds throughout the day with their occupants dressed in period costume.

Palace House

See Playlets

We listened as the pianist performs renditions of popular musical pieces from a bygone era in the Lower Drawing Room, typical of Victorian home entertainment.

Victorian Games

Summer living history traditional games on the lawns of Palace House

We escaped from the pressures of modern life and enjoyed some good old-fashioned fun with Victorian games and puzzles on the lawns of Palace House.




We met Lord Montagu's falconer and watched amazing falconry displays. Don't forget to visit the Abbot's Mews exhibition in Beaulieu Abbey to learn more about the history of these magnificent birds.


Monk with visitors outside Beaulieu Abbey

We then joined a walking tour of the Abbey Cloister and explored the history of its buildings and the life of the monks who lived, worked and died here. Kids also had the chance to dress up as a Monk.


Collect Character Cards

Summer Living History character cards

There were lots of interesting historical characters to meet on site! Did you collect all their character cards?


Join Creative Workshops

Creative Workshops in the National Motor Museum

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout August, we got hands-on with creative workshops in the National Motor Museum.

We took part in a range of activities inspired by the 90th anniversary of Golden Arrow breaking the land speed record.

Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate.

For Britain and For The Hell of It Display in the National Motor Museum

Tickets & Prices

All of our school holiday activities are included in your general admission ticket, which gives entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and our new children's play area for 2020, Little Beaulieu.

Ticket prices & information


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Caring for our local wildlife

The New Forest National Park is home to some amazing animals and we share the roads with horses, donkeys and more. Please drive carefully on your way to Beaulieu.

Falconry demonstrations are run responsibly by Lord Montagu's falconer, Mr Paul Manning of Amews Falconry (licence TAE/2019/01)

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Our favourite part was the falconer - we learnt so much. The kids also enjoyed riding the bus, the monorail and seeing the costumed characters!

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