There is just over a fortnight to go until the stunning new illuminated Christmas trail is unveiled at Beaulieu. Preparations are underway for the week-long installation, which will see over 1 million lights artfully placed throughout the grounds of the New Forest attraction.
An important personal collection of drawings and documents by Lotus sports car designer and inventor Ron Hickman has been donated to the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu.
At Beaulieu’s preview launch of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years, Lord Montagu and celebrity guest Adrian Hall (who played Jeremy in the film) recreated a scene from the film as they emerged out of the garage in Chitty in the National Motor Museum.
The original Child Catcher carriage from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be on display for the first time in the UK at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu to celebrate the golden anniversary of the film.
Shell has unveiled a new poster featuring Beaulieu as a great British destination, to celebrate 25 years of the Shell Heritage Art Collection at the National Motor Museum Trust.
An antique boot with a spooky supernatural purpose has been discovered, after being hidden for generations inside the structure of a house on the Beaulieu Estate. A relic of the superstitious days of old, a boot or shoe was thought to have warded off witches and evil spirits.
To celebrate the golden half century of one of the world’s favourite films Beaulieu is to launch its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition which can be seen in the National Motor Museum from October 20th.
Preparations are underway for the new magical illuminated Christmas trail at Beaulieu as the medieval grounds of the abbey and Palace House are transformed from 23 November – 24 December.
If you go down to Mill Pond Walk you’re sure of a big surprise, with the arrival of a larger-than-life woodland sprite which is the latest in a series of mythical tree carvings from ancient folklore.
National Motor Museum apprentice Emily Leese has been making sterling progress with her training, with great strides forward with the academic side of her apprenticeship, gaining valuable know-how and plenty of experience.
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