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.

Published:

Author:

Location: New Forest Centre,Off High Street, Hampshire

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £200.00

Group Visits

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

Published:

Author:

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

Published:

Author:

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

Start:

End:

Published:

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

  • Family Fun Day 2019

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

  • 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 person who takes inspiration from the New Forest, then have a go and enter the competition here at the New Forest Heritage Centre! Read more

  • 13 July to 7 Sept - New Forest Open Art Exhibition

    Exhibition of successful works from the New Forest Open Art Competition. Read more