Thanks to our generous supporters in the last year we had...

  • 221,000 visitors to the Centre
  • 71,000 visitors to the Museum
  • 80,000 visitors to the Gallery
  • 540 people visiting the Library
  • 2,494 pupils attending formal education sessions
  • 8,000 children and adults attending our Discovery Days
  • 35 volunteers helping to make our work possible

What people think of our work

"There are lots of interesting displays that our boys loved. Our 4 year old loved the matching animals with their poos game! There is also a reading and colouring area and an area for building blocks. It kept all our family happy for a couple of hours. It has information on the local places to visit nearby and we picked up some leaflets to read which helped us to choose where to visit."

"Brilliant fun! I liked finding out about the New Forest ponies and the other animals that live in the forest. There is also lots of interactive exhibits including weaving and wildlife spotting. There are also a few videos on the New Forest's animals and way of life. Great fun for all ages! (I am age 10.)"