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Museums & places of interest

IN BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Our museum is a hands on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our aircraft cockpits available for you to actually sit inside. From the famous English Electric Lightening to the mighty Westland Wessex Helicopter- they are all available for you to view up close.more...

Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch , BH23 6BA [show map]

01202 473141

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Bournemouth Oceanarium

The Oceanarium offers an enjoyable and educational experience for all the family. Take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and come face to face with hundreds of awesome creatures. Immerse yourself in a sea of colour with 10 spectacular recreated environments. There are daily creature talks and feeds. Open daily from 10am, closing times vary throughout the year. Closed Christmas day. Children under 3 years are Free!more...

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA [show map & facilities]

Paid parking
Toilets
Baby change

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01202 311993

Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle has been described as arguably the most impressive surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture. With stunning views over the Isle of Wight. Sometimes closed for functions.more...

Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe , Christchurch , BH23 4LE [show map]

01425 278807

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The Bournemouth Natural Science Society & Museum

The BNSS is a registered charity that promotes study, interest and enjoyment in all branches of the Natural Sciences and History. It runs an extensive programme of events throughout the year including lectures, Museum open days, exhibitions, study groups, field meetings and cultural visits. Our young explorers group is for young people between 7-12 years and meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10-12.30pm. It's just £5 per meeting. more...

39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth , BH1 3NS [show map]

OUTSIDE BOURNEMOUTH

Beaulieu

Beaulieu is an award winning day out with something for everyone. One ticket includes access to the National Motor Museum, the Palace House, the Gardens, the Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey, the World of Top Gear,On Screen Cars and the Kids Zone. Keep your little ones entertained with the Family Fun Trails and in school holidays we have a range of fun family themed activities. more...

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZN [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
Baby change

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01590 612345

Blue Pool

A magical pool famous for its ever changing colour. Sandy paths lead down to the water or up to views of the purbeck hills. Cafe on site. £7 entrance fee for adults, children under 16 are free. Open between 1st March and 30th November.more...

Blue Pool, Furzebrook, Wareham, BH20 5AR [show map & facilities]

Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets

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Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury gardens and steam railway is a magical place situated in the New Forest National Park. With 200 acres of beautiful gardens and a 20 minute ride on the steam railway , it is a delight for the whole family. Check website for entry fees.more...

Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Southampton, SO45 1AZ [show map]

023 8089 9422

Stonehenge

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge- one of the wonders of the World and best known prehistoric monuments in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world class exhibition and visitor centre and come face to face with a 5500 year old man. Opening times vary throughout the year.more...

Near Amesbury, Wiltshire , SP4 7DE [show map]

Terracotta Warriors Museum

The Terrocotta Warriors Museum is the only Museum outside China exclusively dedicated to the Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Warriors created worldwide fascination when discovered in 1974 at Xian, China. Now regarded as the eighth Wonder of the Ancient World, the Terracotta Warriors guarded the tomb of the First Emperor of China over 2200 years ago. The display are replicas.more...

High Street East, Dorchester , DT1 1JU [show map]

01305 266040

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Woodland Trail At Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy have now opened a Woodland Trail that is entirely flat and accessible to all runners, cyclists and off road wheelchairs. It is 4.7km and offers stunning views of the house and forest . The trail starts and ends in the main car park close to refreshments and facilities .more...

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minister, BH21 4EA [show map]

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