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. 

Christmas appeal

This Christmas please give to help protect and share the incredible heritage of the New Forest


Author: Rachel Crawford-Jones

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £15.00


Group Visits

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



Fundraising ideas

Fun ideas to raise money and enjoy yourself



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



Location: New Forest Centre,High Street, Lyndhurst

Upcoming events

  • Coming Soon: Re-imagining the Forest - Cathryn Baldock Exhibition

    A photographic exhibition by local photographer Cathryn Baldock. Read more

  • Annual Stock Count - Friday 1 February 2019

    The New Forest Heritage Centre is closed on 1 February 2019 for the annual stock count. This means the shop, gallery, museum and library will not be open that day. Read more

Fundraising events