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Beaulieu Victorian Christmas
From Saturday 16 December 2017 -  11:00
To Monday 01 January 2018 - 17:00
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Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home. See what the family members would have been doing as they prepare for the festive season of 1889.


Pic by Samantha Cook Photography.

Pose next to the colourful life-size Gingerbread House for the perfect festive picture as you arrive at Beaulieu. Then follow the dazzling fairy lit pathway to Palace House to see preparations for a traditional Victorian Christmas in action.

Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere, with stunning decorations, welcoming log fires and a themed Christmas tree in each room  - including a 22ft tree in the entrance!

Victorian Christmas will be running on 9th, 10th and 16th December - 1 January.


In the Lower drawing Room you can watch a re-enactment of Montagu family members rehearsing their Christmas day panto in 1889. They might even need extra actors so look out for the opportunity to join in!


If you're feeling artistic, visit a Victorian Montagu family member in the Library to create homemade decorations, Christmas cards or Thank You cards (1 craft activity per day).


Watch Mrs Hale the Cook or Boffey the Kitchen Maid prepare for Christmas-time in the newly restored Victorian Kitchen.


Warm up the vocal chords and get that Christmassy feeling! Gather around the crackling log fire and piano in the Lower Drawing room to join in with traditional Christmas carols.

Special 6pm closing

Make the most of the 6pm close on 9, 10, 16 & 17th December, see the stunning fairy-light lit pathway and giant outdoor Christmas tree at their best.


Warm up on those cold winter days by sipping a glass of mulled punch while warming yourself in front of the roaring log fire.


Need a great Instagram snap or a Christmas card picture? Pose for photos beside the impressive life-size Gingerbread House in visitor reception.


Marvel at one of the largest outdoor Christmas trees in the New Forest twinkling with around 15,000 lights!


'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.' There are a few hiding in Palace House - can you find them all?


Indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping with local produce and beautiful souvenirs in our two on-site gift shops.

Please note: Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate. 


You can enjoy all that Beaulieu has to offer on one great value ticket... Your entry includes admission to all the Beaulieu attractions including The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and more.


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Key event information

Taking place on:

16December 2017

Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm


1January 2018

Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm

We will close at 6pm on 9, 10, 16 & 17 December.

Ticket Prices

Normal admission applies

These extra activities are included in your admission fee!

Important notice

Please note the attraction will be closed on 25th December.

There's nothing like Beaulieu!

Your ticket includes entry to all the Beaulieu attractions.

Giant Christmas Tree!

Watch the team installing the tree in Palace House

Did you know?

The Victorians were the first to eat turkey at Christmas