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.

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

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We can run our free entry Museum, Gallery, world class Library and Education Service only with the help of donations from lovely, generous people.

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Make a donation now and ensure that the treasures of the New Forest live on to inspire people today and forever.

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