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“Cars Galore”

Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Beaulieu
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Owner description: In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens, home of the Montagu family since 1538, the remains of Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear where you can see some of the vehicles from Jeremey, James and Richard's most ambitious challenges. Ride on the high level Monorail or climb aboard the replica 1912 open top London bus for a fun way to see Beaulieu's sights.
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Hythe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cars Galore”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

wow, the amount of motor vehicles in this place was amazing. They had cars from all time periods, very interesting to see the development of motor vehicles. We also got to see a lot of the original cars from the Bond films, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Harry Potter, Mr Bean and more.

Visited March 2012
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“Beaulieu”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

It was lovely to get to see a palace house how it would have been set up in its day. Everything was kept in good conditional and the house was warm. I really enjoyed walking around it.

Visited March 2012
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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“Just Go!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We visited the museum and were to say the least stunned at how brilliant it was. It was a busy summers day at the museum but the staff were really good. The food was very reasonaly priced and was of good quality. As for value for money there are no quibbles! Everything is included. When I say everything I mean everything no paying for the monorail or the courtesy bus or even private cars/ horse carts! It was a really good family day out the best I have had in years. The pricing of entrance is good as well. Really worth a visit so much to see and do there. I could go many times and not get bored!

Visited August 2012
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London
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“A 'MUST SEE' ATTRACTION”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were visiting the New Forest for a weekend break in May, It's many years since we last visited the Motor Museum & I must say we weren't disappointed. The Bond exhibtion is superb & well worth a visit.
The Top Gear exhibition was fun but looked a bit 'tired' in places.
There was plenty of things to do here other than just cars so my wife was happy.
I am happy to recommend a visit. Definitely a good 'day's worth' of entertainment.
The cafe was 'fine' - nothing to shout about but adequate for our needs.

Visited May 2012
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Take the whole day to enjoy all the attractions”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

An excellent day out - almost too much to see and do. Especial delight was the Bond in Motion exhibition. The care taken to preserve all of the exhibits - some so very old - is praiseworthy. Many attractions in the complex - of interest to me was the Secret Army (SOE) display which was a delight with its examples of garlic chocolate to confuse the enemy. Went on a crisp December morning and it must be idyllic on a good Summer's day, when children would love the monorail. Very much recommended.

Visited December 2012
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