Buckler’s Hard

Buckler’s Hard

Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar.  This historic village, its maritime museum and historic cottage interiors are the focus for educational programmes on shipbuilding and 18th century domestic life, meeting the needs of the modern curriculum areas of history and geography

Buckler’s Hard

All programmes at Buckler’s Hard are hosted by friendly, knowledgeable and experienced teaching staff and can be adapted to different age groups’ educational needs and for particular interests.

Two popular programmes delivered by our award-winning team include:

A Shipbuilding Settlement
How and why did Buckler’s Hard develop from a small landing place into a famous shipbuilding centre? Find out how the ships were constructed and see the launch ways where they were built. Discover what life was like in an industrial settlement in the 1700s.

Curriculum areas covered:  Land use, industry, geography, riverside walk

Buckler’s Hard Caching

Use maps to follow an offline quiz puzzle trail around the historic village. Working together in teams, learn to use co-ordinates and code-breaking to reach the target location.

Curriculum areas covered:  Maths, geography, technology

We will tailor any of our programmes to suit your requirements and schedule. For information please visit our website.

Education visits and workshops are also available at our sister attraction, Beaulieu – home of the National Motor Museum.

Contact the Educational Visits UK team to help plan your next school trip.




Accessible by Public Transport, Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired,


Coach Parties Welcome, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






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    Opening Hours

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    On application


    Buckler’s Hard, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7XB

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