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May 2018

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.

ESCAPE THE MUSEUM! A Museums at Night Event

Friday 18 May, 6 - 8pmEscape the Museum with MAN logo

No need to book - just drop in. £5 per person.

Can you solve our perplexing puzzles? Crack our complex conundrums and codes? Find the clues and make the correct passwords in order to ESCAPE THE MUSEUM and take part in our Museums at Night craft activity to create your own creature of the night!

Great fun for all ages five and above in teams of up to six people. £5 per person, no need to book - just drop in!

The Tip, Leaf & Bean Café will be open offering refreshments to all intrepid escapologists and would-be adventurers!

 Half Term Family Discovery DaysNew Forest Embroidery

Tuesday 29 May and Thursday 31 May, 10am - 4pm

No need to book - just drop in. Free museum entry, activities by donation.

Come along to our family Discovery Days and learn about royalty in the New Forest whilst taking part in some fun craft activities.


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