NEW FOREST PONY OWNERS’ PLEA TO DRIVERS:
#ADD3MINUTES TO YOUR JOURNEY FOR THE WINTER
New Forest commoners and organisations are appealing to all drivers to slow down as the clocks go back, to prevent the usual huge rise in animal deaths and injuries in the longer nights. Nearly 100 free-roaming animals were killed or injured in the New Forest last year.
A quarter of these, 25 animals, were killed or injured on just four key routes in the evenings in the two months after the clocks go back. Sadly about three quarters of the accidents involved local drivers.
New Forest commoners, the families who own the animals that maintain the Forest, have teamed up with other organisations to focus efforts on reducing accidents this winter.They are asking locals and visitors to add just three minutes to their journeys and drive slowly across the Forest. Thank you.
10am - 4.30pm
The Museum is now open 7 days a week for the 2017 season.
Winter Closing Times
From Monday 4th December the Museum will close during the week but will be open at weekends. We will open 7 days a week from Monday 12th February 2018.
The Museum will be closed on Saturday 23rd December re-opening on Saturday 6th January 2018.
In adverse weather conditions please contact the Museum on 01425 620777 to check that the Museum is open.
November 1 - February 28
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm (Last hot food orders - 2:00pm)
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm (Last hot food orders - 2:30pm)
Tea Rooms Christmas Closing
The Tea Rooms will be closed on Sunday 24th December re-opening on Monday 8th January 2018
Adults - £8.50
Children - £3
Free admission to Tea Rooms, Shops, Animals & Car Park (Coaches welcome)
Dogs are allowed in the Museum grounds but must be kept on leads at all times as our chickens and guinea fowl run freely around. There are plenty of areas to exercise your dog but please do clear up after them. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum.
Parking and Bike Hard Standing
There is plenty of free parking in the rear car park with hard standing for bikes. Please watch out for our chickens and guinea fowl who run freely around!
Download the Sammy Miller access statement here
There are over 385 bikes in the Museum. Most exhibits are displayed on the ground floor with wheelchair access. This list (Bikes on the First Floor) details the exhibits displayed on the first floor which are not accessible to wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Download it here