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April 2018

Special Exhibition: Maps - The New Forest Unfolded Buckler's Hard map

Until 15 April, open daily 10am - 4.30pm. Free entry.

Discover the biography of the New Forest and its people through maps chosen from the Christopher Tower Reference Library. These maps of large and small scale, illuminate not only the landscape but the individuals and institutions that shaped the Forest as it is today.

Special Exhibition: Ancient and Remarkable Trees of the New Forest

21 April to 8 July, 10am - 4.30pm. Free entry.Ancient Trees

Discover and appreciate these ancient treasures of the New Forest in this unique exhibition by local photographer David Russell.

Local photographer David moved to the New Forest as a child and, after going to school in Southampton and studying photography at Bournemouth School of Art, has worked as a professional photographer in and around the area ever since.

‘The intention of this exhibition is to encourage the appreciation and respect for these often hidden treasures of the New Forest. They are deeply important for our wellbeing both mentally and physically,’ explained David. ‘These surviving hulks of living history are now under threat from climate change, disease and development. We need to have an awareness of the fragility of these eco systems that are so vital to us all.’ npa logo

The exhibition, which is free and open daily from 10am to 4.30pm until 8 July, is supported by the New Forest National Park Authority and dedicated to the memory of Senior Policy Officer Nick Evans. ‘His enthusiasm and belief in the importance of these ancient woodlands gave me the impetus and encouragement to start this work, said David.

Easter Holiday Discovery Days

Tuesday 3 April, Thursday 5 April, Tuesday 10 April and Thursday 12 April

10am - 4pm, no need to book - just drop in. Free museum entry, crafts by doChicknation.

Looking for some holiday fun? Then pop along to our family-friendly Discovery Days and take part in some Spring-themed activities.

We also have some fluffy chicks hiding in our museum exhibits. Can you find them all?


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