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Rockbourne Roman Villa (6 Miles) - http://www3.hants.gov.uk/rockbourne-roman-villa
 - Location  -Go north on the Alderholt Road and follow the signs for -  Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. SP6 3PG
Why not visit the remains of the largest known Roman villa in the area? Discovered in 1942 ba a farmer looking for his ferret, Rockbourne Roman Villa remains one of the biggest archeological finds in Hampshire Rockbourne is near Fprdingbridge in a picuresque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate and is the largest villa in the area. Its history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century.

Doll Museum and Hospital  (8 Miles)
 - directions - Leave Verwood on the Alderholt Road and follow the signs for Fordingbridge.
The Fordingbridge Doll Museum and Hospital houses a unique collection of dolls established by local artist Daphne Gordon. The address is "New Forest Doll Museum and Dolls Hospita"l, Bridge Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AH     Dolls old - and made in Fordingbridge by artist DAPHNE GORDON. Open for a short time nearly every day but PLEASE tepehone ahead: 01425 652450 to check they are going to be open. Email: alan.gordon13@btinternet.com 

Fordingbridge Museum  (8 Miles) - http://www.fordingbridgemuseum.co.uk/
 - directions - Leave Verwood on the Alderholt Road and follow the signs for Fordingbridge.
Over a period of about 30 years the late John Shering and his brother Richard Shering collected a large quantity of artefacts which they housed in a private museum open to the public on request. In 1996 their extensive collection, comprising some 9,000 artefacts, was offered to the town of Fordingbridge. These artefacts came from various sources such as shops now closed and house clearances and included obsolete machinery, Cobblers and Blacksmith's tools and several hundred photographs and documents. In its entirety, the collection provides a fascinating insight into the social history of Fordingbridge over the last 100 to 150 years.

Chettle House (9 Miles)* 
In 1710 Thomas Archer was commissioned to build the existing Chettle House. The house has no corners, all corners are rounded in common with the Archer style similar to those at the Church in Smith Square in London.

Priest's House Museum (7 Miles)*
The Priest's House is an historic town house dating from the 16th century. This Grade II* listed building retains many original architectural features.

Breamore House & Museum (8 Miles)*
The magnificent Manor House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.

Christchurch Ski and Leisure Centre  (10 Miles)
One of the widest artificial ski slopes in the UK, this premier attraction provides skiing facilities right through the year thanks to its unique mist-lubricated.

Bournemouth Aviation Museum  (10 Miles)
The Aviation Museum is based in a large aircraft hangar on the edge of Bournemouth Airport and represents one of the largest collections of aviation.

Walford Mill Craft Centre  (11 Miles)
This lively craft centre is housed in the buildings of a disused eighteenth Century water mill. The main shop features work by contemporary artists and.

Tivoli Theatre  (11 Miles
Built in 1936, this traditional theatre has been renovated and retains many of its period features. In 1976 the theatre narrowly missed demolition when a

Kingston Lacy (8 Miles)*
Kingston Lacy is a magnificent mansion with important collections, set in attractive formal gardens and parkland

Chettle House (9 Miles)*
In 1710 Thomas Archer was commissioned to build the existing Chettle House. The house has no corners, all corners are rounded in common with the Archer style similar to those at the Church in Smith Square in London.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
(10 Miles)*
Today the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is open to the public, including a wide range of schools, adult education, disabled people and community groups offering many activities and workshops.

Compton Acres (11 Miles)*
Compton Acres invites you to escape to a different world. Twelve individual gardens in one, set in ten acres with spectacular views over Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills.

Furzey Gardens
(11 Miles)*
Set in the heart of The New Forest at Minstead in Hampshire this delightful, informal garden was established in 1922 and is renowned for its all year round beauty.

Salisbury Cathedral (14 Miles)*
Salisbury Cathedral is a building of world importance. Set within the elegant splendour of the Cathedral Close it is probably the finest medieval building in Britain.

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
(14 Miles)*
Let Salisbury Museum take you on a journey through one of the most fascinating areas of Britain.

Wilton House (14 Miles)*
Wilton house, 450 year old home to the Earl of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history.

Purbeck Hills

Brownsea Island (12 Miles)* 
As an island nation we have a special fascination with islands and Brownsea Island is no exception.

Mompesson House (14 Miles)* 
Sharing the Close in Salisbury with the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral overlooking the Choristers' Green, the grand Mompesson House with its Queen Anne facade looks quite at home in this quiet backwater of Old Sarum.

Old Wardour Castle (15 Miles)* 
Beautifully sited beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle was built in the late 14th century by John Lord Lovel as a lightly fortified but showy and luxurious residence.

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (15 Miles)* 
Studland Bay is a stunningly beautiful stretch of Dorset coastline near Swanage, part of which is owned by the National Trust. It is se

Old Sarum (15 Miles)* 
The great earthwork of Old Sarum stands near Salisbury on the edge of Wiltshire's chalk plains. Its mighty ramparts were raised in about 500 BC by Iron Age people and later occupied by the Romans.

St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery (16 Miles)* 
The St Barbe Museum tells the story of the area between the New Forest and the Solent.

Corfe Castle (17 Miles)* 
On the site of the ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset there once stood the most magnificent castle of Middle Age England. Even in its current ruined state it is very easy to imagine its former grandeur.

Longdown Activity Farm (17 Miles)* 
Longdown Activity Farm is perfect for a family day out. The daily timetable is packed with activities, which run throughout the day.

Broadlands (17 Miles)* 
Broadlands is to undergo major remedial work over the next two years and of necessity this means that the House and Mountbatten Exhibition will be closed to the public until 2012.

Swanage Railway (18 Miles)* 
The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.

Beaulieu (18 Miles)* 
A unique day out in the heart of the New Forest. The list of things to see is as varied as its history which beckons you from across the centuries.




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Sammy Miller Motor Cycle Museum (http://www.sammymiller.co.uk/), Bashley Manor, Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SJ
Telephone: 01425 620777

Category: Motor Cycles & Scooters
Description: Unlike most other museums, this is more than a static collection, to be dusted and polished at regular intervals and displayed like butterflies with pins through them. This is a live museum, these machines are run in classic bike events. 


Weblink Listing on New Forest Online New Forest Cider (http://www.newforestcider.co.uk), Littlemead, Pound Lane, Burley, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 4ED
Telephone: 01425 403589, Email: info@newforestcider.co.uk

Category: Cider Makers
Description: Bed and breakfast accommodation in the pretty village of Burley with two en-suite double/family rooms. Also a four bedroom self catering cottage, available for rent on our working cider farm, with free tasting of our range of ciders! 


Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hangar 600, Bournemouth Int Airport, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6SE
Telephone: 01202 580858

Category: Museums 


Breamore House & Museum, Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2DF
Telephone: 01725 512468

Category: Historic Buildings 


Bucklers Hard Historical Village, Maritime Museum, Bucklers Hard, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7XB
Telephone: 01590 616203

Category: Attractions 


Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB
Telephone: 01590 614 645

Category: Attractions 


Doll Museum & Dolls Hospital, Bridge Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1AH
Telephone: 01425 652450 


Eling Tide Mill Trust Ltd, Eling Lane, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 9GG
Telephone: 02380 666339

Category: Historic Buildings 


Fordingbridge Museum Trust Ltd, Kings Yard, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1AB
Telephone: 01425 655222

Category: Museums 


Mike Hodder Display Cases, Enfield, Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1PA
Telephone: 01425 654663, Fax: 01425 654663 


National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN
Telephone: 01590 612345

Category: Attractions 


New Forest Museum & Library, High Street, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY
Telephone: 023 80283444

Category: Museums 


Red House Museum & Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU
Telephone: 01202 482860

Category: Museums 


Ringwood Town & Countryside Museum, Gouldings Farm, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PA
Telephone: 01425 472746

Category: Museums 


Rockbourne Roman Villa, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3PG
Telephone: 01725 518541

Category: Museums 


Social Inclusion Services, Park Road, Milford-On-Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0QU
Telephone: 01590 642184

Category: Counselling Services & Advice Services 


St Barbe Museum The, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH
Telephone: 01590 676969, Fax: 01590 679997 


The Museum Of Electricity, Old Power Station, Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QE
Telephone: 01202 480467

Category: Museums 


Totton & Eling Heritage Centre, 122 Eling Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9GG
Telephone: 023 80666339

Category: Visitor Centres 






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