We are delighted that Paultons Park has given £5,000 towards our work sharing the history of the New Forest through our free to enter Museum, Gallery, Library and Education service. In particular, it will provide a new interactive donation box within the Museum helping to raise even more funds for the Centre’s work.

Paultons Park is a hub for tourists and the local community, just like we are, and are very supportive of the work the Centre does. We bring the New Forest’s history, landscape and natural history to life for all our visitors. Every year 220,000 people visit us to learn more about the New Forest and what makes it so special. In 2018 our Education Team provided educational sessions and activities for 12,600 school pupils, families and adults. The Centre’s Library contains the largest collection of artefacts, documents, maps and photographs relating to the New Forest on public display in the world.

Mary Montagu-Scott, Chair of Trustees for the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust which runs the Centre, said “A huge thank you to Richard Mancey and all at Paultons Park for their generous donation towards the work of the New Forest Heritage Centre. As an independently run charity we rely on the generosity of others to keep doing our work. We and Paultons Park play our part together informing and entertaining people about the special qualities of the New Forest and this donation will help us to do just that. We want all those who visit the area to appreciate and cherish the historic landscape, its animals and communities and why it is so important to protect it for future generations.”

Richard Mancey, Managing Director of Paultons Park commented: “We are delighted to have been able to donate £5,000 to the newly renamed New Forest Heritage Centre. These funds will go towards the cost of a brand new interactive donation box that will help to raise funds for the Centre in the future.”

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