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: £140.00


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



Location: New Forest Centre,High Street, Lyndhurst

Upcoming events

  • New Forest Open Art Competition 2019

    The New Forest Open Art Exhibition sponsored by ExxonMobil Fawley is now in its seventh year. If you are an artist, photographer or crafts perspn who takes inspiration from the New Forest, then have a go and enter the competition here at the New Forest Heritage Centre! Read more

  • Easter Discovery Days! Tuesdays & Thursdays in school holidays.

    With exciting craft activities, quizzes and Museum trails our family-friendly Discovery Days help you to learn about the New Forest whilst having fun. Museum entry is free (craft activities by donation). No need to book - just drop in! Read more