New Forest Centre

Museum in Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst & Around

Features a local labourer's cottage (complete with socks drying beside the fire), potato dibbles and a cider press. The minifilm makes for an accessible introduction to the park – listen, too, for recordings of the autumn pony sales, which take place after the annual drifts (round-ups).

The centre also houses a Visitor Information Point, which is stocked with leaflets, maps and books.