Sharing the history of the New Forest

A free-entry museum, gallery and reference library situated in the heart of Lyndhurst, the New Forest Heritage Centre is dedicated to sharing the history and traditions of this diverse and beautiful area. With a gift shop and cafe on site, it's a great place to start your New Forest journey. 

Become a friend

It costs more than £1,000 a day to run the New Forest Heritage Centre. Become a friend and help protect and preserve the history of the New Forest.

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Location: New Forest Centre,Off High Street, Hampshire

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Amount raised: £270.00

Vacancy - Capital Appeal Fundraising Manager

The New Forest Heritage Centre is looking to recruit a dynamic Fundraiser to join its team on a 24 month (with the possibility to being extended to 36 months subject to funding) contract at an exciting time for the organisation.

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Author: Jennifer Pressnell

Christopher Tower Reference Library

Christopher Tower New Forest Reference Library is home to one of the largest collections of New Forest books, maps, photographs and other ephemera. Opening Hours: Wednesdays 10.00am - 4.00pm & Fridays 10.00am - 12.30pm

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Location: New Forest Centre,High Street, Lyndhurst

New Forest Fiction - Past and Present

Join us for a literary evening with Edward Rutherfurd on Friday 20th September. 7.30pm start. Refreshments available. Tickets £15 (£12 for members).

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Tickets: From £12.00

Author: Giles Gould

Location: Lyndhurst Community Centre,High St, Lyndhurst

Upcoming events

  • 14 Sept to 20 Oct - David Bailey: Wildlife Photographer

    Come and see David's amazing work in our gallery! Read more

  • New Forest Fiction - Past and Present

    Join us for a literary evening with Edward Rutherfurd on Friday 20th September. 7.30pm start. Refreshments available. Tickets £15 (£12 for members). Read more

  • Book Launch: 'In the Spirit of Godshill' introduced by Sonia Aarons-Green

    An opportunity to discover the curious wood carvings of Tom Charman, a friend of Ernest Westlake and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read more

  • Hedgerow Berries and Winter Ills

    Hedgerow Medicine Workshop Read more