VISITORS can enter Buckler’s Hard Museum for free from Friday (September 8) until September 17  as the maritime village on the banks of the Beaulieu River takes part in the Heritage Open Days campaign.

Visit Buckler’s Hard for your New Forest family day out and explore its museum, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year.

Discover more about the maritime history of the village where ships for Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar were built, see exhibits including Nelson’s original baby clothes, then listen in on conversations between villagers of the past and follow residents’ stories in the exhibition of village life.

Bournemouth Echo: Buckler's Hard Museum

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Explore the harbourside village which featured in the recent BBC and Disney FX adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

For an extra charge, step on board the Beaulieu River Cruise. You may even spot a seal, as well as waders and wildfowl.

Drop anchor for refreshments at The Captain’s Table.

Bournemouth Echo: Buckler's Hard Village

Heritage Open Days bring together and celebrate heritage sites across the country.