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: £180.00


Group Visits

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



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



Location: New Forest Centre,High Street, Lyndhurst

Family Fun Day 2019

Come along to our free Family Fun Day with a mobile farm, crafts, and activities for all ages




Author: Rachel Crawford-Jones

Location: New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, High Street,, Lyndhurst

Upcoming events

  • Forestry 100 Exhibition

    Celebrating 100 years of Forestry: the story of your Forest Read more

  • A Forester's Career - an evening with Harry Oram - 22 May

    Join us for a fascinating evening on Wednesday 22 May when Harry Oram will be looking back at his illustrious career. 7pm refreshments for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £6 (£4 for members). Read more

  • Discovery Days - 28 & 30 May - 10am to 4pm

    Learn about the New Forest whilst having fun Read more

  • Walking with Wise Women - an Introduction to Herbal Medicine

    An Introduction to Herbal Medicine with Kate Scott BSc(Hons) Herbal Medicine. Read more