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. 

Become a friend

It costs more than £1,000 a day to run the New Forest Heritage Centre. Become a friend and help protect and preserve the history of the New Forest.

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Location: New Forest Centre,Off High Street, Hampshire

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Amount raised: £10.00

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Group Visits

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

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Fundraising ideas

Fun ideas to raise money and enjoy yourself

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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

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Location: New Forest Centre,High Street, Lyndhurst

Upcoming events

  • Meet a Commoner - 3 November

    Come and meet the people whose animals have shaped the New Forest and share your New Forest stories. Image courtesy Sally Fear www.sallyfear.com. Read more

  • New Forest Knowledge Conference - 29 October

    New Forest Knowledge Conference 2018: The Role of Commoning in the Maintenance of Landscape and Ecology. Read more