The interior of the National Motor Museum
Entrance to the National Motor Museum with statue of Edward, Lord Montagu
The exterior of the National Motor Museum Collections Centre

The Beaulieu Attraction, including the National Motor Museum, is now fully reopened.  We are still limiting visitor numbers each day to ensure our spaces never become crowded. We therefore ask that you pre-book your tickets online ahead of your visit. Please visit the Beaulieu website for more information.

The Collections Centre is open by appointment and we are welcoming a limited number of visitors to the Reading Room. Please see the Motoring Research Service page for more information

The National Motor Museum and Collections Centre are situated at Beaulieu, Hampshire. The location is within the New Forest, between Bournemouth and Southampton.

National Motor Museum

Grand Prix cars in the Chequered History display at the National Motor Museum The National Motor Museum is one of the attractions located at Beaulieu, one of the South of England’s top visitor attractions.

Opening times:

Open daily (except Christmas day)

10.00am – 5.00pm  (23 Sept – 22 May)
10.00am – 6.00pm  (23 May – 21 Sept)

For full details and to book tickets please visit the Beaulieu website

Collections Centre

Four people in the foyer of the Collections Centre at the National Motor MuseumThe Museum Collections are stored and cared for in the Collections Centre. The building is fully accessible and we welcome visitors by appointment.

Monday – Friday
10.00am – 5.00pm

Contact us using our online enquiry form or telephone 01590 614650

Getting here

By Car

A map of the routes to BeaulieuM27 exit at junction 2 and follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu.

Sat nav postcode is SO42 7ZN, however please follow brown signage when in the vicinity. Parking on site is free of charge.


The New Forest Tour’s Green Route (summer time only) links Beaulieu with Hythe Ferry (for Southampton), Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington.  For timetables and ticket information visit New Forest Tour.

Wilts & Dorset buses (Tues, Thurs, Sat) have a limited service between Hythe and Lymington and drop visitors either at the Museum entrance or in Beaulieu village depending upon the route. For more information visit More Bus company


The nearest main line station is Brockenhurst. For more information visit National Rail Enquiries


If you would like a copy of any of our images, please visit our dedicated Motoring Picture Library website