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“Very interesting centre”

The New Forest Centre
Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The New Forest Museum 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 visit. Discover why ponies are kept on the Forest and why we shouldn't feed them! See the Beaulieu Road pony sales yard display and soak up the atmosphere of the sales yard by listening to the sounds of a typical trading day. Visit our Family Fun Tree! There's something here for all ages and you'll find out more about how to enjoy your time in the Forest. The New Forest Centre is owned and run by the registered charity New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We found this centre to extremely interesting and informative. The information was displayed on easy to read boards on the walls around the centre. In addition there is a short film about the New Forest and some of the displays have audio information as well. There are guides on hand to assist where necessary. This is well worth a visit.

Thank RogerBurnhamonSea
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"worth a visit"
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"local museum"
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"helpful staff"
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"local area"
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"great information"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"half term"
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This centre is a real surprise. It's so good for children and adults alike: well laid out with excellent displays and inter active spaces. Coupled with an excellent gift shop it is well worth a visit.it has been enhanced by the new coffee/tea shop.

Thank fogarty22
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is a lovely centre which explains a lot about the New Forest, his history and wildlife. There are interactive activities aimed at children and is a great place to spend an hour or two.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We had been in the new forest for a few days and it wasn’t until the last day we found time to look around Lyndhurst and this place was right by the car park.
Free to get in and full of really interesting information. The kids could do a quiz and the were also some activities happening at just £1 per child (maybe as it was half term). What they did well was give you enough information without throwing too much at you. We spent about 90 mins here and left feeling like we knew a lot more about the New Forest so hats off to you for doing a fantastic job.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Lots to see here, lots of information too. Museum interesting. Tea shop too servespd very good tea. It was a nice experience.

Thank gloriaBerkshire
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