Buckler's Hard Village and Maritime Museum
Time stands still in this remarkable, historic shipbuilding village on the banks of Beaulieu River. Arrive by car, foot or water.
A Time Capsule on Beaulieu River
On the banks of the Beaulieu River, youll find the unique and picturesque village of Bucklers Hard where time has almost stood still. Here warships were built for almost a century including Nelsons favourite H.M.S. Agamemnon. The Museum reflects this ship-building tradition and tells the Bucklers Hard story - from its origins as a port for importing sugar cane from the West Indies in the 18th century.
- Models of ships that were built for Lord Nelson;
- A reconstruction of the New Inn;
- The story of Henry Adams the master shipbuilder of the village;
- Models of yachts which were used by Sir Francis Chichester, the first round the world lone yachtsman;
- A video presentation of the Beaulieu River during the Second World War;
- A historic cottage which portrays authentic 18th century life.
You can also enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the Beaulieu River by taking a river cruise. Or you could take a delightful riverside walk through woodland to the village of Beaulieu.
Bucklers Hard is a place for relaxation as well as exploration. Refreshments are at hand at the Captains Cabin Café which offers light refreshments and drinks between Easter and October. The Master Builders House Hotel, overlooking the River, offers buffet and public bars and an exquisite restaurant. Children are welcome except in the public bar.