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Will you dare to brave Palace House after dark...?

Join us for a bone-chilling adventure into the realms of Beaulieu's paranormal past; from the legend that founded Beaulieu Abbey, to the modern-day eye-witness accounts of ghostly apparitions in Palace House.

Insideyour host will guide you through the Montagu family home telling tales of ghosts past and present. Over 800 years of hauntings await you...are you brave enough?

A proportion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the work of Oakhaven Hospice Trust in Lymington.


Please select your time slot below. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Tickets cannot be purchased on the night.

Only 1 e-ticket is produced per order. If you are planning on attending this event with others but are not arriving together, please make separate purchases to receive separate tickets.


  7:00pm - 8:00pm 9:00pm - 10:00pm Price *
Friday 8th November Buy Tickets Buy Tickets £12
Saturday 9th November Buy Tickets Buy Tickets £12

This event has limited space - maximum 20 people per tour. Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot. Maximum of 5 tickets per booking.

* Prices only valid for those over 18 years.


  • The event is open only to adults (18 years +)
  • Maximum 20 people per tour
  • As the event is taking place on two levels, it is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • The event is not suitable for those with high blood pressure or heart conditions
  • The event is not suitable for expectant mothers


This October half-term join us for fantasmagorical Chitty-themed fun at Beaulieu!

Visit us between Sunday 27th October - 3rd November 2019 to celebrate the much-loved musical film and a last chance to see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, with fun activities for the whole family.



Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years

It's your last chance to see a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen props, costumes and original artwork from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the National Motor Museum!

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Follow the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang family trail around the attraction. What will you find?

Palace House crafts


Head to Palace House to hear storytelling and then discover your creative side with special Chitty-themed crafts.

Character cards


There will be lots of Living History characters to meet on site! Will you be able to collect all of their character cards?

Chitty 50 years


Step inside Coggins' Garage to see The Visivision Machine, Humbug Major Sweet Machine, Clockwork Lullabye, the Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper and Hot Air Rocking Chair.


Fireworks Spectacular at Beaulieu

Start your half-term holiday with the Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 26th October. One of the biggest in the south, the fireworks display is choreographed to music with an Out of This World theme!

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Do you have fond memories of watching the film as a child, singing along to the musical, marvelling as Chitty’s wings unfolded for the first time or hiding from the Child Catcher?

Share your favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang memories and photos of memorabilia on our social media channels for a chance to win a VIP experience as part of Beaulieu’s Chitty-themed October half-term.

For details on how to enter, click here.

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


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Join us for one of the largest firework displays in the south on Saturday 26th October, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family.

In association with Wave 105, be wowed by a spectacular fireworks display set to a top-secret playlist based on the theme, Out of this World, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Arrive early to enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu, enjoy live entertainment and have fun on old time fairground rides (extra charge applies). We're all set to make this a firework party to remember!


  • Explosive 25 minute firework display set to music based on the theme, Out of this World.
  • Presented by Wave 105s Rick Jackson and Michael Coombes.
  • Traditional fairground rides.
  • Live entertainment.

Please note: Extra charges apply to the fairground entertainment, Monorail and Top Gear Simulator ride when operating. All event details are provisional and subject to change. We advise you to bring cash with you as most rides and food outlets only accept cash. Extra cash facilities will be available (charges apply)


This video features coverage from a previous Fireworks Spectacular- features are subject to change.


  • 3:00pm - National Motor Museum, Palace House & Gardens and Beaulieu Abbey will be open. Ride the Monorail and have fun on the traditional fairground rides.* World of Top Gear will close.
  • 5:00pm - Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and play area will close.
  • 7:00pm - Live music on the Wave 105 stage.
  • 7:40pm - Fireworks!
  • 8:05pm - Live music on the Wave 105 stage. Enjoy the fairground rides and Monorail until 9pm.*
  • 9:30pm - Event ends. National Motor Museum closes.

*Extra charge applies for the Monorail after 3pm and for the fairground rides.

Please note timings are approximate.


Beaulieu Twinning and Beaulieu School begin a new cooperation

On 1st July2019. The Beaulieu Twinning Association presented the Beaulieu Village Primary School with a cheque for £420 to fund the purchase of a new programme for teaching French to pupils at the school.


Headteacher  Katherine Jones was delighted to receive the contribution for this excellent French language Key Stage 2 teaching aid for children aged 7 - 11,which it is hoped will prove to be fun and a motivating way for them to start learning French.


On presenting the cheque, BTA Chair, Jenny Graefe also expressed the  Twinning Association's great pleasure at being able to support  this exciting new venture and help assist the introduction of French language tuition at an early stage through this important educational tool.


The Beaulieu Twinning Association, which covers the areas of Beaulieu, East Boldre and Exbury, has been promoting and fostering friendship and understanding with the people of Hautvillers in France since 1986.



Shakespeare at Beaulieu

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The University of Durham’s Castle Theatre Company presents one of Shakespeare’s lesser known, but most charming comedies; ‘Love's Labour's Lost’ on Thursday 11 & Friday 12 July.

This hilarious comedy explores the classic trope of the forbidden fruit being the sweetest, as men and women meet and fall in love, despite their better judgement. Shakespeare at Beaulieu is the perfect entertainment for a sunny July evening.

King Ferdinand of Navarre and his friends vow to devote themselves to scholarly learning for three years. They forswear women for this period in order to keep their minds solely focused on learning. Unfortunately for them, they have forgotten that the Princess of France and her ladies are scheduled to visit on diplomatic business - when boys meet girls, romantic chaos ensues as their vows are tested.

For over 30 years Castle Theatre Company has taken its annual summer Shakespeare tour around the south of England and the USA, performing classic comedies on the lawns of stately homes, gardens and abbeys across these countries. Renowned for its high-standard, Castle Theatre Company promises an afternoon of light-hearted family entertainment.

Information & Tickets

The performance will begin at 7pm. Entrance to the Abbey will be from 6pm and the audience are invited to picnic before and throughout the performance. You're welcome to bring rugs or picnic chairs. Arrive early to grab the best spots!

In the event of bad weather, the performance will go ahead inside the Abbey's Domus.

Adult £12
Concessions* £10

*Concessions include seniors (over 60s), students and children. Please be aware you may be asked to provide proof of your concessionary status.

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‘A wonderfully youthful, vigorous production – with some stand out performances. Please bring CTC back next year – they’re brilliant.’ – The Buckingham Literary Festival, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017).

‘The outstanding cast and creative team provided a delightful afternoon of theatre that should not be missed.’ – First Night, Much Ado About Nothing (2016).

‘The production succeeded in being energetic, cohesive and hilarious while making the complexities of Shakespeare’s writing completely understandable.’ – The Palatinate, The Comedy of Errors (2015).

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Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton

Beaulieu & The Bard

Montagu ancestor Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton, was Shakespeare's only acknowledged patron and some of his plays may have been performed for the first time in Beaulieu Abbey.

Find out more about Shakespeare's Beaulieu.

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