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Nice little museum

A great little place to take the kids, learn about the new forest and surrounding areas! Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alvinr255
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Find out about the real Forest

This is such an interesting, information filled and fascinating museum. It teaches visitors, young... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rutti
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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The museum in the New Forest Heritage Centre is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. The Impressions of the New Forest National Park film show welcomes you to the New Forest Museum and sets the scene for your...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little place to take the kids, learn about the new forest and surrounding areas! Lots of interactive things for the kids to do! And in the quaint little village of Lyndhurst, what could be better

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alvinr255
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum at the New Forest Centre provides a good introduction to the local area for people who do not live locally. However, for local people like me there really isn't much that I didn't already know. Having said that, this review is for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GordonHampshire
NFCentre, Public Relations Manager at The New Forest Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear that you feel this way. The Centre has now changed its name to the New Forest Heritage Centre which will help to clarify our aims and objectives. We are a small independent charity and the gift shop exists to fund the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such an interesting, information filled and fascinating museum. It teaches visitors, young and old, so much about the inhabitants and habitat of the Forest. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rutti
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We had just picked part of our family up from Southampton airport for my 65 th family get together. Having taken the 4 little very excited grandchildren on a walk to find the ponies we all decided we would like a drink before driving to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

This was the first place we went to in Lyndhurst. Partly due to it being next to the car park but also as it has a helpful information centre, small museum and cafe. If you're in the New Forest I'd recommend you stop in here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martyblack83
NFCentre, Public Relations Manager at The New Forest Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for your positive review. The New Forest Heritage Centre is an independent, charity-run museum, gallery and reference library, not a dedicated tourist information centre. We're pleased that our friendly staff were able to hep out with your information requirements.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Informative museum, (which was entry by donation) friendly staff. Good, well stocked gift shop, including maps and other leaflets, literature etc on the area. Cafe also inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vicky A
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Try the little tea house in the New Forest Centre. Lovely friendly service but what sets it apart is the amazing tea. Be prepared for a little theatre - the tea is served out of the bottom of the tea pot! The cakes are scrumptious....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobnCaro
NFCentre, Public Relations Manager at The New Forest Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

We agree that the tea and cakes in Tip Leaf & Bean Cafe are yummy! It's hard to resist giving in to temptation! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit, and will pass on your feedback to our friends in the cafe.

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Good place to visit if you are in Lyndhurst. Situated conveniently in the car park. Interesting museum with free entry. Also has a cafe if you need a coffee.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

It seemed to be of a mueseum with large gift shop shop than information centre. Its free to enter but not a great deal to inspire you left with a free map and and brief description on where to find the nightwood oak.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SCARBOROUGH-JANE
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped off at this lovely town on our way home from Portland Dorset to Scotland. Was purchasing a few souvenirs from the information centre but was a bit annoyed when the assistant turned up her nose at my Royal bank of Scotland £20.00 note and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pathfinder640333
NFCentre, Manager at The New Forest Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you, Sandra for bringing this to our attention. Please be reassured that all our Front of House staff have been reminded that we accept Scottish and Irish £ sterling here at the New Forest Heritage Centre.

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