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.



Location: New Forest Centre,Off High Street, Hampshire

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £120.00


Group Visits

From school visits to special interest groups, our education team can tailor sessions to meet your requirements



Fundraising ideas

Fun ideas to raise money and enjoy yourself



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 (Closed on 26 & 28 December)



Location: New Forest Centre,High Street, Lyndhurst

Upcoming events

  • Hampshire: Nature in Trust - Talk by Mike Read

    From birds to butterflies and from mammals to mites, this illustrated talk is based on visits by photographer Mike Read to twelve of the Hampshire Wildlife Trust Reserves. Read more

  • Re-imagining the Forest - Cathryn Baldock Exhibition

    A photographic exhibition by local photographer Cathryn Baldock. Read more