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“Local history through the ages”

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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We called in for a brief visit whilst in Lyndhurst. It was surprising just how much information you can pick up in a short space of time. The staff/volunteers were very polite and helpful.

Thank Paul B
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"new forest"
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"gift shop"
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"the main car park"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"worth a visit"
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"local museum"
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"helpful staff"
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"free museum"
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"short film"
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"tourist information"
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"local area"
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"great information"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

good selection of merchandise including clothing and maps, and the new forest museum. Friendly staff too.

Thank Gareth H
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Called in to the centre to have a look at the new features, as I had not been for a while.
Friendly staff, and a great centre to gain information if you are visiting the New Forest.
Free Museum to give you an insight as to the History and workings of the area.

Nice to see that a coffee shop / tearooms has been added.

Thank otterman4u
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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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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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