Use the New Forest Centre for meetings and events
The New Forest Centre has facilities available for day and evening hire by prior arrangement.
There are 2 purpose-built classrooms on the first floor which is served by a lift. Easily accessible disabled toilets can be found on both the ground and first floors, as well as an additional ladies toilet on the ground floor. A kitchenette on the first floor can be made available for your use and, for a small extra cost, refreshments (hot drinks facilities and biscuits) can be supplied.
At no additional charge, the use of a projector screen, double-level projector stand and a flip chart can be booked.
Additional equipment such as a digital projector and laptop can be hired at a small extra charge. Hirers are welcome to bring their own equipment but must ensure it is safe to use. A current PAT test certificate must be presented for all appliances.
For larger events and functions please contact the Centre to discuss the possible availability of the ground floor New Forest Gallery or even the entire Museum area.
Please contact the New Forest Centre Office to check room availability before completing a Room Hire Booking Form. The completed form can be returned by email, fax or post in order to secure the booking.
Refreshments for Room Hire
The New Forest Centre does not have the facilities or staffing levels to provide a full refreshments service for room hire groups.
We can, however, provide you with pump pots of hot water, tea, coffee and biscuits. This is suitable for both mid-morning and mid afternoon breaks and costs an extra £12 per half day.
You will need to make your own arrangements if you require a catered lunch to be delivered to the premises and, on request, we can advise on companies that have experience in doing this.
Jack Hargreaves Seminar Room
This first floor room is ideal for small to medium-sized meetings and lectures. The room is carpeted, has black-out blinds and seating for up to 30 people in lecture style or approximately 18-20 people, boardroom style.
Barker-Mill Field Studies Room
This first floor room is of a similar size with black-out blinds, a work bench, sink and a wipeable floor. Ideal as a base for Forest forays.