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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home this festive season.

Visit us on 7 &8 December14 & 15 December and 21 December - 1 January* to see what the Montagu family members would have been doing during the festive season of 1889.

Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere of Palace House, with stunning decorations, welcoming log fires and a Christmas tree in each room - including a 20ft tree at the foot of the main staircase!

*Please note the Beaulieu attraction will be closed on Christmas Day.

Christmas pantomine rehearsal

CHRISTMAS PANTO REHEARSAL

He's behind you! Watch the Montagu family, played by costumed actors, hold a pantomime rehearsal.

Christmas craft activities in Palace House

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

Get creative! Join in with festive craft activities.

Victorian characters cook in the Victorian Kitchen

VICTORIAN COOKING

Christmas wouldn't be complete without a feast! Talk to Lord Montagu's cook and her kitchen maid as they prepare festive food in the Victorian Kitchen.

Piano, carol singing and festive decorations in Palace House

CAROL SINGING

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.

Dressing up in period accessories

DRESSING UP

Dress up in period-perfect accessories for a selfie opportunity. Perfect for next year's Christmas card!

Punch ingredients

MULLED PUNCH

Sip a glass of mulled punch while warming yourself in front of the roaring log fire.

Find the mouse in Palace House

FIND THE CHRISTMAS MICE

'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?

Hand-painted Palace House Christmas bauble

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping with local produce and beautiful souvenirs in our two on-site gift shops. From homemade goodies to motoring gifts, there's something for everyone.

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

Victorian Christmas in Palace House

TICKETS & INFORMATION

Our Victorian Christmas activities are included in your general admission ticket, which allows entry to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey .

Ticket prices & information

STAY IN TOUCH

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Latest Safe4me News E-Bulletin from the Hampshire Police Education Partnership Team

Please find details below regarding the County Lines/Child Criminal Exploitation/Police Information Sharing Event.

This training has been organised in conjunction with the SaferNewForest Partnership and will be held at Brockenhurst College on Wednesday, 13th November 2019.

For more information and to book a place, please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/child-criminal-exploitation-police-partnership-information-sharing-new-forest-tickets-69295501711

Please feel free to pass this information on to colleagues and partners in the New Forest.

Beaulieu PALACE HOUSE GHOST STORIES - AFTER DARK

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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.

TICKETS & PRICES

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.

BUY 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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • 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

OCTOBER HALF-TERM

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.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE:

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG 50 YEARS

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!

Find out more

WHAT'S ON...

Trail

FUN FAMILY TRAIL

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

Palace House crafts

CREATIVE CRAFTS

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

Character cards

COLLECT 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

SEE ROWLAND EMETT'S INVENTIVE MACHINES

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

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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SHARE YOUR CHITTY MEMORIES

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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.

FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

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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!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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)

WATCH THE VIDEO

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

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

  • 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.